From race issues in classical Islam to Islam’s life as an African religion, and from Muslims in the civil rights movement to the racialization of Muslims after 9/11 and the ensuing travel bans and registers. Please join the Alwaleed Islamic Studies Program for panel discussion on the intersections of race and Islam through history and around the world.
By Melani Cammett, Dominika Kruszewska and Sami Attalah
On Sunday, Lebanese citizens will vote in national elections for the first time since 2009. These are the first elections since the passage in June 2017 of a new electoral law and the first since the 2016 Beirut municipal elections, when a grass-roots campaign won almost 40 percent of votes, challenging Lebanon’s long-standing patronage-based sectarian parties.
Ambassador Akbar Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. and the former Pakistani high commissioner to the United Kingdom and Ireland. He has been called “the world’s leading authority on contemporary Islam” by the BBC. Ahmed has authored more than a dozen award-winning books and has produced a number of noteworthy films. His most recent book, Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration, and Identity (2018), completes an unprecedented quartet of studies examining relations between the West and the...