WHAT STANDS IN THE WAY?
A Muslim Scholar Reflects on the Challenges
and Opportunities in Muslim – Jewish Relations
Amb. Akbar Ahmed
Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies, American University, Wash., D.C.
Wednesday April 11, 2018
6:30 p.m. Doors Open
7:00 p.m. Program Begins
385 Ward St., Newton, MA 02459
Amb. Ahmed is a former Pakistani diplomat and widely published author who now serves as the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. He is on the Board of Advisors for the Institute for Global Engagement, and has served as a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution with the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World. He was also the First Distinguished Chair of Middle East and Islamic Studies at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Amb. Ahmed has been called “the world’s leading authority on contemporary Islam” by the BBC. After journalist Daniel Pearl was kidnapped and murdered in Pakistan, Amb. Ahmed collaborated with his father, Judea Pearl, on a series of dialogues exploring Muslim-Jewish relations.
Amb. Ahmed will be available to sign his new book, Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity, after the event. A limited quantity of books will be available for purchase by cash or check.
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