Dr Akbar Ahmed

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, is the author of over a dozen award-winning books including Discovering Islam which was the basis of a six-part BBC TV series called Living Islam. He examined relations between Islam and the West after 9/11 in the quartet Journey into Islam:The Crisis of Globalization; Journey into America: The Challenge of Islam; The Thistle and the Drone: How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam. and Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration and Empire. Dr. Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at the American University, Washington D.C. and has also taught at Cambridge, Harvard and Princeton. He is regularly interviewed by leading media and has authored many books about Muslim societies.

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