Ambassador Ahmed Presents Preliminary Findings from the Field

Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Empire
A Lecture by Ambassador Akbar Ahmed
Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, School of International Service


February 10, 2015, 3:00-4:30 pm
Gianni Lounge, Mary Graydon Center
American University
4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20016

Welcome and introductory remarks by SIS Dean James Goldgeier
Lecture to be followed by a distinguished panel including:
Event Co-Sponsor Professor Randolph Persaud, Director of the Comparative and Regional Studies Program, American University
Professor Michael Brenner, Director of the Center for Israel Studies, American University
Professor Tamara Sonn, Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani Professor in the History of Islam, Georgetown University
After research spanning two years across Europe with his team and fresh from recent fieldwork in France, Denmark, and Italy, Ambassador Ahmed will present preliminary findings of his new study on Islam in Europe, representing a wide range of Muslim and non-Muslim voices. They interviewed presidents, prime ministers, religious leaders, extreme right wing figures, and imams. For further information, contact Harrison Akins at or 202-885-1641.

School of International Service
Comparative and Regional Studies Program, SIS
Department of Anthropology, CAS


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