Dr. Iqbal Unus
IqbalUnus_0 Dr. Iqbal J. Unus is a trustee,  since 1989, of Amana Mutual Funds Trust, the leading mutual  fund consistent with Islamic principles. He has focused his  professional career on the evolving Muslim presence in  America, gaining distinctive insight into its growth. He  coordinates the Education Reform Project at International  Institute of Islamic Thought, and is a fellow at Alwaleed Center  for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University. He has served as secretary general of Islamic Society of North America, where he has been a member of the Board. He has published several articles in Islamic Horizons, a chapter in The Muslims' Place in the American Public Square, and two children’s books. He has also abridged Apostasy in Islam: An Historical and Scriptural Analysis, edited Muslim American Life: Reflections and Perspectives, and written two short books, Moses on Leadership and They Desire to Serve.

Vision Statement: It is imperative that the citizens of the United States constructively engage with the United Nations and its system of cooperation and collaboration across national boundaries. Such engagement fosters a truer understanding of global citizenship, and subsequently develops within them a genuine concern for all peoples of the world. By educating individuals about their power to bring about change through the UN system, we will be better prepared for the challenges and open to the possibilities that emerge within our global community. Ever-increasing globalization demands a response. To that end, we must facilitate education in global citizenship. I seek to further the work of UNA-NCA by extending it to communities of citizens and immigrants not reached effectively.