The leading international expert of contemporary Islam will be speaking at a lecture at Xavier University.
On Friday, October 21, Pakistani Ambassador Akbar Ahmed will explore the contemporary issues facing Muslims in America; the fastest growing religious group. He will also be talking about extremist Islamic groups and the reality of their influence in national and global politics.
Ambassador Ahmed was been called "the world's leading authority on contemporary Islam" according to the BBC and as made several appearances as a commentator on CNN. He is a professor of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington. Ahmed has also taught at Princeton, Harvard, and Cambridge Universities and served as an ambassador of Pakistan to Great Britain.
The Ambassador has appeared in the Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Oprah, Nightline, CNN, NPR, PBS, and CSPAN.
Ahmed will speak at 4:00p.m. in Kennedy Auditorium of Xavier's Conation Learning Commons. The lecture is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the lot of Smith Hall across from Ledgewood Avenue.
For more information, call 513-745-3585.