Yusufi Vali

Director, Strategic Relations & Public Affairs, Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center

Yusufi Vali is the Director of Strategic Relations & Public Affairs at the Islamic Society of Boston Cultural Center (ISBCC), a mosque and community center that serves over 1500 worshippers of 64 different ethnicities and is the largest Islamic institution in New England. During his tenure, the ISBCC recruited one of the premier Imams in America, Shaykh Yasir Fahmy, in 2015 to build out the mosque’s spiritual vision; grown to become a mosque of national prestige in the Muslim community; tended to the city's flock in the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombing; spoke out against DHS's Countering Violent Extremism program; and developed strong relationships with interfaith, civic, and political leaders in the city and state.

Before joining the ISBCC in 2012 he was a community organizer with the Greater Boston Interfaith Organization, advocating for better education for low income populations in Boston. He is grateful to God for having been a Fulbright Scholar, a Marshall Scholar, and a Princeton University graduate. He has an MSc in Philosophy, an MA in Islamic Studies, and a BA in Near Eastern Studies.