Author Akbar Ahmed keeps a busy schedule promoting his book in the U.S.
Renowned Islamic scholar Akbar Ahmed continues to garner attention for his recently published Journey into Islam. On July 25, he spoke at the Chautauqua Institution in New York, and his speech is now available as a podcast. His July 28 appearance at Politics and Prose bookstore in Washington, DC, was a great success. Dr. Ahmed, as well as three of the four students who accompanied him on the journey chronicled in the book, addressed a crowd of over 200 people. He answered questions from the audience and stayed afterward to autograph books. The event is now available for viewing on FORA.tv. Ahmed, his student research assistants, and Journey into Islam were also featured in the August 2 International Herald Tribune.
Dr. Ahmed is certain to remain busy in the coming days. He will appear on PBS’s “Tavis Smiley Show” August 16. On August 20, he will be interviewed by Milt Rosenberg on Chicago’s WGN Radio program “Extension 720”. He will also be a guest on WNYC Radio’s “Leonard Lopate Show” in New York City on August 22.