Sister Dalia Mogahed
Dalia Mogahed is Senior Analyst and Executive Director of the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies, and leads the analysis of Gallup’s unprecedented survey representing the views and opinions of more than 1 billion Muslims worldwide, including Muslims in the West.
In addition to her work with Gallup, Ms. Mogahed directs the Muslim-West Facts Initiative. Through this initiative, Gallup, in collaboration with the Coexist Foundation, disseminates the findings of the Gallup World Poll to key opinion leaders in the Muslim World and the West.
Ms. Mogahed is also involved with important international organizations that address issues of Muslim communities. She is a member of Women in International Security, serves on the leadership group of the Project on U.S. Engagement with the Global Muslim Community, and is a member of the Crisis in the Middle East Task Force of the Brookings Institution.
Along with her involvement with these organizations, Ms. Mogahed co-authored, with Professor John Esposito, the book Who Speaks for Islam?: What a Billion Muslims Really Think. Her analysis also has appeared in such prestigious publications as The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy Magazine, Harvard International Review, Middle East Policy, and many other academic and popular journals.
Ms. Mogahed has spoken at events and for organizations worldwide. Her audiences include the High-Level Group of the United Nations the Alliance of Civilizations, the Community of West and Islam Dialogue (C-100) group of the World Economic Forum, the Brookings Institution’s U.S.-Islamic World Forum, British parliamentarians, American senators, and religious leaders from every faith. She has discussed Gallup findings with a wide range of opinion leaders, including Madeleine Albright, Deepak Chopra, Stephen R., Covey, Quincy Jones, Jeffrey Sachs, Nobel laureate Daniel Kahneman, evangelical leader Richard Land, bestselling author Karen Armstrong, U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel, Muslim activist and teacher Amr Khaled, Sheikh Habib Ali al-Jifri, Sheikh Hamza Yusuf, Her Majesty Queen Rania al Abdullah of Jordan, as well as two of the highest authorities of Sunni Islam – the Grand Muftis of Egypt and Bosnia and their Excellencies Dr. Ali Gomaa and Dr. Mustafa Ceric.
Ms. Mogahed earned her master’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in strategy from the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh. She received her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering. Upon graduation, Ms. Mogahed joined Procter & Gamble as a marketing products researcher.