Our Team

  • Jasemin Seven

    Programme Lead Junge Islam Konferenz | Project Manager for Europeanisation and Strategic Communication

    Jasemin Seven heads the Young Islam Conference and 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.

  • 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.

  • Zubair Ahmad

    Project Manager for Outreach | Co-Lead "Competence Network Living Together in Migration Societies"

    Zubair Ahmad is responsible for outreach and takes our content to stakeholders and decision-makers in politics, civil society, media and academia. He is also the co-lead of the “Competence Network Living Together in Migration Societies”. He studied political science, religious studies and psychoanalysis in Frankfurt a.M. and Lyon and has researched, taught and published on the discourse of Islam from a critical, postcolonial and decolonial perspective. After working at the University of Johannesburg, the Cluster of Excellence “Normative Orders” and Columbia University New York, he is currently a doctoral student at the Free University of Berlin, researching the colonial origins of German Islam policy.

  • Veronika Gunne

    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.

  • Svea Klee

    Student Assistant in Europeanisation and Strategic Communication

    Svea Klee supports Jasemin in the area of Europeanisation and strategic communication. She focused on the intersectionality of different forms of discrimination during an internship at the Consortium on Gender Security and Human Rights and is currently studying International Relations at the University of Groningen.

  • Seren Başoğul

    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.

  • Josefine Rindt

    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

    Communications Manager

    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.

  • Iman Akboua

    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.

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    Batoul Abu-Yahya

    Project manager Administration

    Batoul supports the team in the area of administration and assists in the coordination of content and strategies. Batoul studied Social Sciences at the Humboldt University in Berlin and is currently finishing her Sociology studies in Potsdam. She draws the expansion of her intercultural competence from her numerous stays abroad and the variety of experiences within her commitment to a respectful coexistence at eye level.