Imam Abdullah Antepli has been named to the NonProfit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50. The honorees were chosen for having distinguished themselves as initiators and leaders.
Antepli served as Duke’s first Muslim chaplain and inaugural director of Muslim life from 2008-2014, was associate director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center from 2014-2015, and joined the Sanford School of Public Policy as an associate professor of the practice in July. (He will keep his ties with the Duke Divinity School through a secondary appointment.)
Antepli, who travels up to 200 days a year working with various governmental and civic initiatives on faith-based peacemaking, said his goal at the Sanford School is to create a body of public knowledge and more scholars who are able to address important topics at the intersection of religion and policy through teaching, conversations, mentorship and advocacy.
The full list of 50 influencers can be found here.