Luncheons & Forums 

Sheriff Michael...

Sheriff Michael Saudino at PII April 8 2015 HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ—Bergen County Sheriff Michael Saudino was a guest speaker at a luncheon meeting hosted by Peace Islands Institute (PII), and he used the forum to discuss his initiatives to help control law enforcement costs. Sheriff Saudino’s talk was another in a series of luncheon programs […]


7th Annual...

On March 26, 2015, Peace Islands Institute (PII) held its 7th annual Academic Forum at St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. The Academic Forum was formerly known as the Academic Dinner in years past. Last year, the event transitioned to include audience participation in the generation of thought and ideas around the topic of the event. […]


Roles of Women...

March 9th, Caldwell University hosted the Peace Islands Institute in a Talking Series themed “The Roles of Women in Muslim Tradition” Dr. Nuray Yurt, Director of PII Central Jersey addressed the topic by speaking about the Misconceptions about Muslim Women, answering the three main questions; Do Muslim women feel oppressed because of religion? Is there […]


PII Celebrates...

PII Celebrates Black History Month with Asw Shavonda E. Sumter HASBROUCK HEIGHTS – Celebrating Black History Month, New Jersey Assemblywoman Shavonda E. Sumter declared it’s important for African Americans and all Americans “to have a seat at the table (of public and political forums) to express our views on important issues.” She was a guest […]



Peace Islands Institute organized a lecture series by Prof. Zeki Saritoprak on his recently published book, Islam’s Jesus. Prof. Saritoprak, who is Bediuzzaman Said Nursi Chair in Islamic Studies at John Carroll University, lectured on the campuses of Le Moyne College, Syracuse University, and State University of New York at Oswego. Prof. Saritoprak’s talk focused […]


Roles of the...

HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ – Peace Islands Institute (PII), on Feb. 24, hosted Carolyn A. Murray, acting Essex County Prosecutor, as part of PII’s ongoing focus on law enforcement issues in New Jersey. “We like to give credit and say a big ‘thank you’ to people in our state that are involved in law enforcement,” PII’s […]