The Woolf Institute is delighted to host the launch of Professor Akbar Ahmed’s book, Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration and Identity on Thursday 17 May 2018 between 5.00pm and 7.00pm.
Ambassador Akbar Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. and the former Pakistani high commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland. He has been called “the world’s leading authority on contemporary Islam” by the BBC. Ahmed has authored more than a dozen award-winning books and has produced a number of noteworthy films. His most recent book, Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity (2018), completes an unprecedented quartet of studies examining relations between the West and the Muslim world. He is also a published poet and playwright.
Since the Cambridge launch of Journey into Europe takes place over Ramadan, the Woolf Institute will host the launch as part of an Iftar to ensure that Muslim attendees can also eat after evening falls. The Iftar will start around 8.30-8.45 and the Institute’s ‘Quiet Space’ will be made available for prayers.
According to Dr Ed Kessler, “The 17th May event with Prof Akbar Ahmed will be an auspicious occasion as it combines the launch of an important book on Muslims in Europe and is the Woolf Institute’s first Iftar. We hope it will prove to be an attractive occasion for Muslims and non-Muslims alike”.
The Journey into Europe film can be viewed here.
The pre-release flier for the book is available to download here.
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