Award recognizes work at the Shalom Hartman InstituteTuesday, August 13, 2019
Abdullah Antepli, associate professor of the practice at the Sanford School of Public Policy and associate professor of the practice of interfaith relations at Duke Divinity School, has been named to Power & Influence Top 50 list by the Nonprofit Times (NPT), the leading business publication for nonprofit management.
Antepli, one of only two honorees from higher education, was honored for his work co-founding the Muslim Leadership Institute (MLI) at the Shalom Hartman Institute. MLI seeks to bring Jews and Muslims together to learn about each other. Antepli has also been involved in numerous interfaith activities at Duke, including team-teaching courses with Ellen F. Davis, Amos Ragan Kearns Professor of Bible and Practical Theology.
Antepli was the first Muslim chaplain at Duke University (2008–2014) before serving as Duke's chief representative of Muslim Affairs, engaging students, faculty, and staff across and beyond campus through seminars, panels, and other avenues to provide a Muslim voice and perspective to the discussions of faith, spirituality, social justice, and more. He was also director of the Duke Islamic Studies Center from 2014 to 2015. In 2019, Imam Antepli joined the Sanford School of Public Policy as associate professor of the practice, with a secondary appointment at the Divinity School as associate professor of the practice of interfaith relations.
The 2019 honorees in the NPT Power & Influence Top 50 were selected from a group of roughly 300 top executives and include presidents and CEOs from organizations including the Boys and Girls Club of America, the United Way, and the American Heart Association. Being named to the list is not a lifetime achievement award; the executive must have had an impact during the previous 12 months. All honorees will be recognized at the National Press Club in September.