Ambassador Ahmed to launch Journey into Europe Monday, March 26 at 12:30p at the Berkley Center at Georgetown University

Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity

A Conversation with Akbar Ahmed

Since 9/11, repeated episodes of terrorism, together with the refugee crisis, have dramatically increased the divide between the Muslim communities and the majority non-Muslim populations in Europe. Meanwhile, the parallel rise of right-wing, nationalist political parties throughout the continent—often espousing anti-Muslim rhetoric—has shaken the foundation of the European Union to its very core.

Akbar Ahmed and his team of researchers traveled across Europe for three years and interviewed Muslims and non-Muslims from all walks of life to investigate questions of Islam, immigration, and identity. Their findings reveal a complex story of the place of Islam in European history and civilization and expose both the misunderstandings and the opportunities for European countries and populations to improve their relationship with minority Muslim communities. Along with an analysis of what has gone wrong and why, Ahmed will offer recommendations for promoting integration and pluralism in the twenty-first century.

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