Communications Forum
Being Muslim in America and MIT

Panelists Hisham Bedri, Layla Shaikley, and Abubakar Abid

Communications Forum | Being Muslim in America and MIT

07 APRIL, 2016

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Layla Shaikley is an MIT alum, co-founder of Wise Systems and co-founder of TEDxBaghdad. With her viral video sensation “Muslim Hipsters: #mipsterz,” she helped launch a national conversation about how Muslim women are represented.

Abubakar Abid is an engineering masters student at MIT and a member of the Muslim Student Association.

Hisham Bedri is an MIT Technology and Policy graduate.


Seth Mnookin, associate director of MIT’s Graduate Program in Science Writing and director of the MIT Communications Forum.

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