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. In addition, he has been a visiting professor at the U.S. Naval Academy, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and held several positions at the University of Cambridge. Ahmed belonged to Pakistan's senior civil service and was the Pakistan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland. His numerous publications include, among others, Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity (2018), The Thistle and the Drone: How America's War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam (2013), Journey into America: The Challenge of Islam (2010); and Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalization (2007). He holds a Ph.D. from the University of London School of Oriental and African Studies.

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