What Stands in the Way? A Muslim Scholar Reflects on Challenges & Opportunities in Muslim-Jewish Relations

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Akbar Ahmed (Courtesy photo)
Akbar Ahmed (Courtesy photo)

Featuring Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C.

6:30 p.m. Doors open
7:00 p.m. Program begins

Ambassador Ahmed is a former Pakistani diplomat and widely published author who now serves as the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University. 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. 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, Ahmed collaborated with his father, Judea Pearl, on a series of dialogues exploring Muslim-Jewish relations.

After the program, Ahmed will be available to sign his new book, “Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity.” A limited number will be available for purchase by cash or check.

For more information, please contact newengland@ajc.org or 617-457-8700.

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