We are working closely with Rice University to monitor the continued impact of Covid-19 on our community. The health and safety of our guests and staff are our top priority. All gatherings at Baker Hall through April 30 have been canceled. A current list of scheduled online events is available at bakerinstitute.org/events and will be updated with new webcasts and webinars. Please refer to emergency.rice.edu/coronavirus for additional information and updates.

America and Contemporary Islam: An Evening with Ambassador Akbar Ahmed - CANCELLED

Ambassador Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. This Bridge Builder event is cosponsored by the Boniuk Center for the Study and Advancement of Religious Tolerance, the Baker Institute Student Forum, and the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy.

Ambassador Ahmed has been called "the 21st century Muslim Alexis de Tocqueville" and "the world's leading authority on contemporary Islam" (per the BBC). His most recent book is "Journey into America: The Challenge of Islam" (Brookings Institution Press, 2010).

Ambassador Ahmed helped create the First Abrahamic Summit in Washington, D.C., in the wake of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. In 2005, he and his Jewish and Christian summit partners received the First Annual Bridge Builders Award given by the Interfaith Conference of Metropolitan Washington.


Mon, Feb. 21, 2011
6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago


James A. Baker III Hall, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston, Texas 77005

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