Adjunct Senior Fellow
Iran, Israel/Palestine; U.S. foreign policy, religion and foreign policy, religion and politics of the Middle East, U.S. Muslims
Reza Aslan is adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), where he is leading a roundtable series on religion in the Middle East.
A best-selling author and acclaimed scholar of religions, Dr. Aslan's first book, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, was an international bestseller and named one of the hundred most important books of the last decade. In addition, he authored How to Win a Cosmic War: Why We're Losing the War on Terror, and Global Jihadism: A Theoretical Framework. Dr. Aslan has also edited two volumes: Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East, and Muslims and Jews in America: Commonalities, Contentions, Complexities.
Dr. Aslan is the founder of AslanMedia.com, which is an online journal for news and information on the greater Middle East. He is cofounder and chief creative officer of BoomGen Studios and president of AppOvation labs. Dr. Aslan has written for numerous publications and is a frequent guest on major news networks. In 2012, he was awarded the Levantine Cultural Center's East-West Media Award.
Currently the Wallerstein visiting professor at Drew University, Dr. Aslan has also taught at the University of California, Riverside, the University of Iowa, and the Iowa Writers' Workshop. Dr. Aslan received a PhD in sociology of religions and global studies from the University of California at Santa Barbara. He also holds degrees from the University of Iowa, Harvard University, and Santa Clara University.
Arabic, Persian, Spanish
Madison, New Jersey
CFR Adjunct Senior Fellow, Wallerstein Professor of Religious Studies at Drew University, and author of the international bestseller No god but God.
Reza Aslan participated in this panel at the 92 Street Y, with Andrew Zolli and David Eagleman. Looking at recent trends in theoretical physics and the response of contemporary theologians to scientific theories, this panel discusses whether science and religion can, in fact, be seen as complementary ways of understanding our world.
A conversation with Reza Aslan, moderated by Tarek Masoud, associate professor of public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School.
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