Community Service Recognition Luncheon (CSRL)
The Community Service Recognition Luncheon (CSRL) is an event where a prestigious group of the nation’s Muslim leaders, scholars and government officials join to honor an individual dedicated to community service.
The luncheon, hosted by the ISNA Founders Committee, is a major highlight of the annual convention. People from all over the country and internationally attend this special celebration of Muslim community service. This year’s CSRL Keynote Speaker will be Mehdi Hasan.
Mehdi Hasan is the award-winning presenter of ‘UpFront’ and ‘Head to Head’ on Al Jazeera English, born and brought up in the UK but now based in Washington D.C. He is the former political director of The Huffington Post UK, a regular contributor to the New York Times and the Guardian and the author of two books. Mehdi has been included in the annual list of the 500 ‘most influential’ Muslims in the world and his Oxford Union speech on Islam and peace went viral in 2013, amassing several million views online. He has interviewed, among others, Edward Snowden, Ehud Olmert, Imran Khan and General Michael Flynn.