Category Archives: Videos

Ambassador Ahmed joins his students and Srimata Carrie at the Gandhi Memorial Center

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Ambassador Ahmed’s students, as part of their undergraduate fieldwork course, Researching Islam, ventured today to the Gandhi Memorial Center in Bethesda, MD, among other sites around Washington, to conduct fieldwork on Islam in America and how groups such as Hindu-Americans and Jewish-Americans perceive Islam. Ambassador Ahmed’s students were warmly received and hosted by Srimati Carrie, the Director of the Gandhi Memorial Center.

Ambassador Ahmed interviewed in British Muslim TV Documentary “Hayat in Trump’s America”

Journey into Europe is now available in its entirety on YouTube

Video of Ambassador Ahmed’s Presentation at St. John’s Norwood Episcopal Church, Chevy Chase, MD – January 29

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Ambassador Akbar Ahmed to deliver opening remarks for SIS Panel, “Islamophobia in Post-Election America: Reconciling Political and Religious Identities”

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Cutting the study of Islam a mistake – Harrison Akins, Knoxville News Sentinel

Do you daily use soap, shampoo, toothpaste, a toothbrush, coffee, a clock, a camera, a fountain pen? Did you study algebra, chemistry or the scientific method at a university? Do you own a guitar or magnifying glasses in your home?

If your answer is yes to any of these, you have Islamic civilization to thank, from which all of these inventions and scientific disciplines, plus many more, were developed during the medieval period.

Islamic civilization shaped our ideas of modern education (the first university was founded in Fez, Morocco, in 859 AD, over 200 years before the first university appeared in Europe); modern medicine (public hospitals structured around wards with trained staff physicians and surgeons using precise surgical instrumentation and science as the basis of their practice originated in Baghdad in the 9th century); and philosophy (Ancient Greek philosophy was revived and interpreted by Islamic philosophers in Muslim-ruled Spain).

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Journey into Europe to air on Next TV

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Islam and the West: Promoting the Dialogue of Civilizations—Ambassador Akbar Ahmed – National Presbyterian Church

Islam and the West: Promoting the Dialogue of Civilizations–Ambassador Akbar Ahmed from The National Presbyterian Church on Vimeo.

Amb. Ahmed Interviewed on Voice of America’s TV2 Africa on Journey into Europe

Mohammed Elshinnawi interviewed Professor Akbar Ahmed, chair of Islamic Studies at American University, on his Documentary “The Journey Into Europe.” The film is about the influx of Muslims to Europe, the challenges they face and the perceptions European have of these migrants.

SOAS Centre for the Study of Pakistan (CSP) Annual Lecture 2016: Short video reflecting upon Amb. Ahmed’s address with Lord Bhikhu Parekh