AMBASSADOR DR. AKBAR AHMED
Islam: Immigration and Identity in the United States and Europe
Ambassador Akbar Ahmed is Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University, Washington DC and former Pakistani High Commissioner to the UK and Ireland. Named “the world’s most influential authority on contemporary Islam” by the BBC, he serves on the World Faiths Development Dialogue, led by Lord George Carey, former Archbishop of Canterbury, and the Advisory Board for The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice, Queen’s University of Belfast. Dr. Ahmed is the author of many books, including: Journey into America: The Challenge of Islam; The Thistle & the Drone: How America's War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam; and Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, & Identity (2018). Recipient of numerous awards, including the Government of Pakistan’s Star of Excellence and the inaugural Gandhi Memorial Center Peace Award. Free, open to the public.