Khaldun Al Saadi
Programme Lead Junge Islam Konferenz | Co-Lead „Competence Network Living Together in the Migration Society”
Khaldun Al Saadi is an expert on topics of peace and conflict research in the migration society. He studied Arabic Studies, Political Science and Communication Studies at the University of Leipzig and “Conflict Resolution in Divided Societies” at King’s College London. For more than five years he worked at the State Ministry of Social Affairs in Saxony as the state coordinator of the Democracy Center Saxony.
He heads the Young Islam Conference and coordinates the “Competence Network Living Together in the Migration Society” with Nadine Golly. His wish is to work with the young people of the JIK network to strengthen a post-migrant awareness in the middle of society.
Dr. Asmaa Soliman
Programme Lead (on parental leave)
Dr. Asmaa Soliman is the head of the Young Islam Conference. Asmaa studied in Maastricht and in London, where she completed her doctorate. This led to her book, European Muslims Transforming the Public Sphere, where she examines young Muslims’ engagement in the public. She has researched, taught, and coordinated projects on Islam in Europe, diversity, and intercultural understanding. She leads the JIK with the goal of advancing peer education and the European focus even further.
Project Manager for Networks
Seren Başoğul manages our networks. With this work, Seren brings many threads together. Seren studied visual communication and has created exhibitions on several social issues. As a talent scout, she has promoted educational and equal opportunities for young people from families in North Rhine-Westphalia with little to no academic experience.
Student Assistant in Networking
Josefine Rindt works as a student assistant in networking and is on hand wherever support is needed. She is currently studying for a master’s degree in Gender, Intersectionality and Politics at the Free University of Berlin.
Caroline Haufe manages the press and public relations of the Young Islam Conference and manages the Media Academy together with Seren. She studied literature in Freiburg, Edinburgh and Berlin and previously worked in the field of communication in the cultural sector and in post-migrant contexts.
Student Assistant in Communications
As an intern at the media start-up Karakayatalks, Iman was able to shadow an editorial team critical of racism and centred on BIPOC individuals. With us on the team, Iman supports Caroline’s work.
Project Manager for Outreach
Zubair Ahmad accompanies the JIK academically and carries the content that move our network into the public. Zubair studied political science, religious studies, and psychoanalysis in Frankfurt and Lyon. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the Free University of Berlin. With his research, Zubair advocates for a post- and decolonial broadening of Islam perspectives in German discourse.
Project Manager for Europeanization
Jasemin Seven is responsible for the European expansion of JIK with a focus on strategic communication. Jasemin studied European Studies and International Business Administration in Germany, the USA, and France and has coordinated projects on female empowerment and development education. With her work, Jasemin wants to contribute to a post-migrant and racism-critical Europe.
Project Management Consultant
Veronika Gunne keeps track of JIK’s numbers and finances. Veronika studied International Business Administration in Frankfurt (Oder) and Crisis and Security Management in The Hague. She has worked for several international NGOs such as Amnesty International and UNHCR.