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Akbar Ahmed

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Ambassador Akbar Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies in American University's School of International Service and a trustee for the World Faiths Development Dialogue. Ahmed belonged to Pakistan's senior civil service and was Pakistan's High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland. Ahmed is a member of the Washington Muslim-Jewish Advisory Council and is a member of the International Advisory Board for The Senator George J. Mitchell Institute for Global Peace, Security and Justice at The Queen’s University of Belfast. Ahmed consistently writes for a number of popular news publications around the globe, including a weekly column in the Daily Times, a leading English-language Pakistani newspaper.