SOAS University of London

Centre for the Study of Pakistan

Journey into Europe: Islam, Immigration and Empire

Ambassador Akbar S. Ahmed

Date: 20 August 2014Time: 6:30 PM

Finishes: 20 August 2014Time: 8:30 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: Kamran Djam Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Lecture


After intensive field research traveling across Europe with his research team studying Islam and intercultural relations in Europe, Ambassador Akbar Ahmed, the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, DC and the former Pakistani High Commissioner to the UK, will discuss the preliminary findings at SOAS.

The Journey into Europe project examines the historical relationship between Europe and the Muslim world and current complicated and controversial issues including Sharia, terrorism, immigration, and Muslim female dress and the new pressures of security, globalization, and multiculturalism.

Journey into Europe, which will yield a book and documentary film, is the fourth part of a quartet of award-winning books published by Brookings Institution Press examining the relations between the West and the World of Islam after 9/11.

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed’s Journey into Europe research project, studying Muslim life in Europe, is supported and funded by the Stiftung Mercator Foundation, the RCUK-funded Muslims, Trust, and Cultural Dialogue Project and the British Council.

To learn more about Ambassador Akbar Ahmed's Journey.


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