Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf is the Founder of Cordoba Initiative, an independent, multi-faith, and multi-national project that works with state and non-state actors to improve Muslim-West relations. In this capacity, he provides innovative solutions to those areas where conflict between Islamic and Western communities undermines local and global security. Author of What's Right With Islam: A New Vision for Muslims and the West,heis the visionary behind the Cordoba House Community Center near ground zero that received worldwide attention in May through October 2010.Imam Feisal has been a recipient of numerous awards such as the AICPR Annual Alliance Peace Builder Award and the Annual James Parks Morton Interfaith Center of New York Award. In 2010, he received the Open Center of New York Interfaith Award, Arianna Huffington’s “2010 Game Changer” Award, and was listed as one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers of 2010 by the Foreign Policy magazine. In May 2011, Time magazine named him among the world’s 100 most influential people.