Save the Date, June 6, 2021 at 4pm

The Rev. Clark Lobenstine Interfaith Bridge Builders Awards

Named after IFC’s Founding Executive Director, the Rev. Clark Lobenstine Interfaith Bridge Builders’ Awards celebrate the achievements of leaders in the DC region who have committed themselves tirelessly to building a more pluralistic society.

The 2021 award program will be held virtually on Sunday, June 6th at 4pm

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Hoda Mahmoudi

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Professor Hoda Mahmoudi holds the Bahá’í Chair for World Peace at the University of Maryland [link]. The Chair is an endowed academic program that advances interdisciplinary examination and discourse on global peace. Professor Mahmoudi has served in this position since July 2012. As the Bahá’í Chair professor, Dr. Mahmoudi develops a sound scientific basis for knowledge and strategies that explore the role of social actors and structures in removing obstacles to peace and creating paths to a better world. In pursuit of this goal, she collaborates with a wide range of scholars, researchers, and practitioners. In particular, Professor Mahmoudi advocates a broad concept of peacemaking—which she refers to as a “worldview approach”—that draws insights from all cultures. Before joining the University of Maryland faculty, Professor Mahmoudi served as the head of the Research Department at the Bahá’í World Centre in Haifa, Israel from 2001 to 2012. Her Bahá’í service also includes administrative appointments and assignments at the international and national levels.

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