MAPS’ structures many of its programs on a seasonal timetable, ensuring a diversity of topics, speakers, professional development offerings, and in person networking opportunities.
Most programs are co-sponsored by MAPS’ partner organizations, while some are reserved exclusively for members of MAPS National and MAPS chapters.
Pathways to Public Service – 5/28/2022
Muslim Americans in Public Service invites attendees of the annual ICNA-MAS Convention in Baltimore, to check out our Saturday afternoon panel on Pathways to Public Service.
Moderated by Nadia Hassan (Commissioner, Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives and MAPS Vice-Chair), features the Honorable Judge Dania Ayoubi, (Maryland Office of Administrative Hearings); Noha Gaber (Chief Strategy Officer, U.S. Economic Development Administration); Saif M. Khan (Special Assistant, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and U.S. Army Veteran); Saeed Mody (Counsel, U.S. Department of Justice and former Detailee, United States Senate Judiciary Committee); and Ahmad Maaty (Senior Economist, U.S. Department of Transportation and MAPS Chair).
Learn more about the ICNA-MAS Convention and the Memorial Day weekend gathering of 22,000 attendees at https://icnaconvention.org/.
The Political Appointee Process – 5/12/2022
Learn about the political appointment application and selection process directly from White House Presidential Personnel Office (PPO) officials, followed by a closed door Q&A with several current political appointees of diverse backgrounds, including:
Mohsin Syed (Assistant Secretary, U.S. Department of Transportation), Laila ElGohary (White House Liaison, GSA), Dilafruz Khonikboyeva (Senior Advisor, USAID), Feras Sleiman (Congressional Affairs Specialist, U.S. Department of Commerce), Aisha Shah (Digital Partnerships, WH), and Adil Ahmed (Special Counsel, US Army).
This exciting event is open to members of MAPS and its co-sponsoring partner organizations Muppies, Muslim Women’s Professional Network, National Association of Muslim Lawyers, and alumni of El-Hibri Foundation, Islamic Scholarship Fund and Muslim Public Affairs Council programs.
Become a MAPS member for free to get your direct invitation for this can’t miss event Here!
MAPS National Iftar 2022 – 4/14/2022
This exciting community iftar, or Ramadan breaking of the fast provides an opportunity for professional networking and social gathering among DC-area MAPS members, MAPS leadership, guest speakers & the next generation of Muslim public service leaders.
The Iftar features Virginia State Representative, Sam Rasoul, and White House Director for Partnership & Global Engagement, Negah Angha, and is hosted by MAPS Program Director Tamim Chowdhury.
Co-Sponsored by the George Washington University Muslim Students Association (GW-MSA) this in person dinner is open to members of MAPS National, MAPS chapters, co-sponsors & guests only, but will be broadcast live via Zoom starting at 6:30pm for the public & members across the country.
Climbing the Federal Ladder: A Conversation with Muslim Leaders in the Senior Executive Service (SES) – 3/22/2022
This virtual Women’s History Month event showcases the professional accomplishments of trailblazing Muslim women leaders in the Federal government, aims to help inspire Muslim American public servants to follow in their footsteps and further contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in public service.
Featuring Madiha Latif, Senior Executive Service, U.S. Treasury’s Bureau of the Fiscal Service; Sairah Ijaz, Senior Executive Service, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD); and Subhi Mehdi, Former Senior Executive Service, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) (Retired).
Hosted by HUD Customer Experience Lead and MAPS Co-Founder, Amber Chaudhry, this unprecedented topic and lineup is co-sponsored by the Muslim Women’s Professional Network, the Islamic Scholarship Fund, and American Muslim Today.
Responding to the Afghan Humanitarian Crisis – 3/10/2022
As the world witnesses yet another international refugee crisis, Muslim Americans in Public Service and its partner organizations wish to revisit the continued needs of recently displaced Afghans resettled in the U.S., and how Government, non-governmental & citizen efforts are addressing Afghan humanitarian needs.
Our exciting March 10th panel, hosted by Salam Al Marayati (President, MPAC), features Anwar Khan (President, Islamic Relief); Haris Tarin, (Chief of Staff, Operations Allies Welcome, DHS); Zahraa Saheb (Legislative Director, Office of Congresswoman Veronica Escobar (TX-16)); and Wida Amir (Board Member, Afghan-American Foundation).
Co-Sponsored by Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC), Islamic Relief USA, and the Afghan American Foundation.
MAPS SPRING 2022 PROGRAM
3/10/2022 – 5/12/2022
Previous programs are showcased here, along with content from the public events that may also have been published on social media.
Pathways to the Judiciary – 1/14/2022
This MAPS Academy series kickoff event engaged members of our community and the general public about Judiciary career pathways and featured a distinguished panel of Federal and State Judges from across the country.
Featuring U.S. Magistrate Judge for the Oregon District and first Muslim Federal Judge, Hon. Mustapha Kasubhai; Maryland Administrative Law Judge, Hon. Dania Ayoubi; and Michigan Third Circuit Court Judge, Hon. Mariam Bazzi.
Hosted by Detroit prosecutor Myra Din, this virtual professional development event was cosponsored by the American Muslim Bar Association (AMBA), Capital Area Muslim Bar Association (CAMBA), the Islamic Scholarship Fund (ISF), and the National Association of Muslim Lawyers (NAML).
The Development Diplomat – 12/10/2021
This hybrid in-person/ virtual book signing and networking event featured Fatema Z. Sumar, Vice President of Compact Operations at the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) and author of the new book “The Development Diplomat: Working Across Borders, Boardrooms, and Bureaucracies to End Poverty.”
Hosted by Afeefa Syeed Cultural Anthropologist & former Senior Advisor, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the resulting engagement among attendees and virtual participants ensured a substantive and informative discussion on the topic and the author’s exciting personal journey.
Fall 2021 Membership Meeting – 11/18/2021
MAPS’ Annual Fall Membership Meeting offered new and existing members the key opportunity to meet the Board; learn what we’re working on; share their interests, concerns, and input; and hear from exciting public service trailblazers and special guests.
Regular membership meetings are required by MAPS By-laws, and the Annual Fall Membership Meeting is when the Board of Directors presents their Annual Report to the membership, and would normally be when Board elections are scheduled.
2021 Virtual Muslim Public Service Conference– 11/6/2021
Muslim Americans in Public Service is proud to support and participate in the 2021 Virtual Muslim Public Service Conference, hosted by AMAL and America Indivisible.
MAPS will be presenting as a panelist at the session on Careers in Government, but all three sessions are sure to engage and interest our community of members, partners and associates.