Poetry in Islamic Culture: A lecture with Amb. Akbar Ahmed

Start: Thursday, September 29, 2011 4:30 PM
End:   Thursday, September 29, 2011 6:00 PM

You are cordially invited to a special lecture with

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed
Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies and Professor of International Relations, American University 
Advisory Board member, IWP's Center for Culture and Security

on the topic of
Poetry in Islamic Culture

and his new book, 
Suspended Somewhere Between: A Book of Verse 

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036 

Please RSVP to kbridges@iwp.edu.


Ambassador Akbar Ahmed
 is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies and professor of International Relations at American University in Washington, D.C. From 1999 to 2000, Dr. Ahmed was the Pakistani High Commissioner (Ambassador) to the United Kingdom. He has also held many other senior positions in Pakistan. His many award-winning books include Discovering Islam: Making Sense of Muslim History and Society, Postmodernism and Islam: Predicament and Promise, Islam Today: A Short Introduction to the Muslim World, Jinnah Quartet, Journey into Islam, and, most recently, Journey into America: The Challenge of Islam