Director Maajid Nawaz addressed the Inter-Faith Youth Core (IFYC) in Chicago on 24th September 2008. He chaired a public roundtable on the work of The Quilliam Foundation and his personal journey into and out of Islamism.


Maajid then listened to IFYC during a second closed staff meeting on their interfaith work and the three broad areas covered by their centre. Ideas were exchanged on best practice and how work can be pooled so as to advance this shared agenda. In both meetings a Q&A session served to provide for an excellent exchange of ideas and issues ranging from the role of women in religion to distinguishing Islam from Islamism to the meaning of Western Islam, were discussed.