I had the unique opportunity of sitting down, one on one, with Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. Please enjoy this our conversation:
The year was 2003 and I was working at the world's largest international relocation company. At the time it was called Cendant Mobility - today it is called Cartus. I had left a career in international education to pursue one in international relocation and human resource consulting, but as a native New Yorker, I was still reeling from 9/11, wondering what could I do to make this planet we temporarily occupy a more understanding and caring place.
Egypt. It IS the news. But when you're a study abroad adviser who had sent students to Egypt for the spring semester, your mind is focused: Safety. Their safety. Comforting and advising parents. Working with the partner institutions abroad. Communication, even when there is no internet.