11th Annual Robert Coles “Call of Service” Lecture and Award

Tickets are available now for Phillips Brooks House Association’s 11th Annual Robert Coles “Call of Service” Lecture and Award, honoring Nihad Awad. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited — please RSVP now to reserve your spot! We recommend RSVPing on a web browser rather than a mobile device.

If you are a teacher or organization and would like to register a group please email Jalem at jalem@pbha.org

Nihad Awad

Nihad Awad is the National Executive Director and co-founder of The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the largest and most prominent civil liberties and advocacy organization serving the Muslim community in the United States. As a national leader in the civil rights movement, Mr. Awad has led multiple campaigns to defend the rights of Muslims and to help Americans of other faiths better understand Islam.

Mr. Awad has testified before both houses of the U.S. Congress on matters involving Muslims in America. In 1997, he served on the White House Civil Rights Advisory Panel to the Commission on Aviation Safety and Security.  In 2004, he was named one of National Journal’s more than 100 Most Influential People in the U.S. whose ideas will help shape the debate over public policy issues for the next decade. In 2012, he was named by a Georgetown University publication as one of the 500 most influential Muslims in the world. In 2010, Arabian Business ranked him as 39th in the “Arabian Business Power 100” list, its annual listing of the most influential Arabs.  Recently, in 2015, Los Angeles Times listed Nihad as one of the new civil rights leaders: emerging voices in the 21st century.

Mr. Awad has also been frequently interviewed on national and international media such as CNN, Fox, MSNBC, PBS, C-SPAN, Al-Jazeera, the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, National Public Radio and BBC World Service.

Throughout his lifetime, Mr. Awad has been a leading advocate for justice and mutual understanding, while promoting dialogue and empowering American Muslims. We will honor Mr. Awad for his lifetime service and continued efforts to encourage dialogue and build coalitions.

Phillips Brooks House Association’s “Call of Service” celebrates the courage of people committed to social action and change. The week kicks off with the Robert Coles “Call of Service” Lecture and Award, followed by PBHA’s Annual Alumni Weekend on November 4th.