Dr. George Saliba | The Islamic/Arabic Background of the Western Scientific Tradition Sunday, March 27, 2016

Dr. Saliba is the leading world expert on the history of Arabic and Islamic Science. He is the author of Islamic Science and the Making of European Renaissance published by MIT Press, and has worked as an advisor to the "1001 Inventions" Exhibition. He is professor of Arabic and Islamic Science at the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University.

Abdulkader Thomas | Islamic Finance in America

Abdulkader Thomas is Chief Executive Officer of Shape for Economic Consultancy, and an international expert in Islamic finance. He has held high positions in many institutions, including Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of American Journal of Islamic Finance; Member of the Administrative Committee of Guidance Financial Group; and Acting Chief Executive of the Islamic Investment Banking Unit at United Kuwait Bank.