Nationally recognized for his commitment to improving the public understanding of Islam and policies impacting American Muslims, Salam Al-Marayati is president and co-founder of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. He oversees MPAC’s groundbreaking civic engagement, public policy and advocacy work. As an expert on Islam in the West, Muslim reform movements, human rights, democracy, national security, and Middle East politics, he has spoken at the White House, Capitol Hill and represented the United States at international human rights and religious freedom conferences.
His writings have appeared in major national news publication and has been interviewed by national and international news outlets. He has facilitated hundreds of civic engagement workshops around the country and believes that community development is essential to fully integrating Muslims within America’s pluralism.
Al-Marayati is an adjunct faculty member at Bayan Claremont, a board member of the Muslim Reform Institute, and an advisor to several political, civic, and academic institutions seeking to understand the role of Islam and Muslims in America and throughout the world.