CMJR OPEN SEMINAR: Bridging the Great Divide: Teaching the Abrahamic Faiths
Thursday 22nd November, 5pm
Professor Akbar Ahmed (Visiting Fellow CMJR, Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professor)
Venue: Please note change of venue: This seminar will now be held in the Healey-Elias room, Westminster College
On the 22nd November CMJR Visiting Fellow Professor Akbar Ahmed will deliver a Woolf Institute lecture entitled "Bridging the Great Divide: Teaching the Abrahamic Faiths" at Westminster College, Cambridge. This event will mark Interfaith Week 2012, an annual celebration of inter faith relations at all levels.
Former Ambassador Professor Akbar Ahmed is the current Diane Middlebrook and Carl Djerassi Visiting Professor at the University of Cambridge Centre for Gender Studies; the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington DC; the First Distinguished Chair of Middle East and Islamic Studies at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis; and a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has authored a dozen award-winning books, including Discovering Islam, and Journey into Islam: The Crisis of Globalization. His book Journey into America: The Challenge of Islam (Brookings Press, 2010) culminated in the full length documentary Journey into America, and won the American Book Award for 2011. On September 11, 2011, Ahmed gave a sermon as part of the memorial service commemorating the decade since 9/11 at the Sunday service at St. Alban’s Church, the National Cathedral, Washington, D.C.