Amb. Ahmed screens Journey into Europe preview at the U.S. State Department

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Amb. Ahmed gathers with his team in the lobby of the State Department prior to presenting a preview of Journey into Europe to officials from across the agency.

Amb. Ahmed and his research team traveled to Foggy Bottom for a State Department visit on Feb. 24, where Amb. Ahmed presented a preview of Journey into Europe and discussed the importance of the project with a wide number of State Dept. officials. The event, chaired by Arsalan Suleman, acting U.S. Special Envoy to the OIC, and featuring Shaarik Zafar, the State Department’s Special Representative to Muslim Communities, as a discussant, drew a distinguished standing-room only crowd from across the agency. Senior figures from the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, and the Office of Religion and Global Affairs, as well as top officials from the Foreign Service Institute, were among those grappling with the challenges facing Europeans of all stripes and actively seeking means to improve interfaith relations during and following the question and answer session with Amb. Ahmed.

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Amb. Ahmed, Arsalan Suleman, the acting U.S. Special Envoy to the Organisation for Islamic Cooperation (OIC), and their respective teams gather in the State Department’s Ralph J. Bunche Library to prepare for Amb. Ahmed’s presentation of Journey into Europe.

 

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Amb. Ahmed delivers remarks to a packed hall as part of the State Department’s Bunche Library Speaker Series on Feb. 24. The lecture was chaired by Arsalan Suleman, acting U.S. Special Envoy to the OIC (right), and featuring Shaarik Zafar, the State Department’s Special Representative to Muslim Communities (center), as a discussant.

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