Hussein Rashid

Hussein Rashid is the founder of islamicate, L3C- a consultancy focused on religious liberty and cultural competency.  He is an expert on Shi’i justice theology, South and Central Asian studies and Muslim and American popular culture. Rashid has taught at several universities including Fordham University and Virginia Theological Seminary. He is currently a fellow with the American Muslim Civic Leadership Institute. Rashid is also working with the Children’s Museum of Manhattan as a content expert on the exhibit “America to Zanzibar”. He has contributed his expertise to many news outlets including NPR and can be heard in this Weekend Edition Sunday story “Deep In the Heart of Texas, Muslim Music Blossom”.


Founder of islamicate, L3C 

Areas of expertise: Shi’i Justice Theology, South and Central Asian Studies, Muslim and American Popular Culture

Location: New York, NY

Contact Information: 


Phone: +1-917-720-5531

Twitter: @islamoyankee 

Heard on Weekend Edition Sunday: Deep In The Heart Of Texas, Muslim Music Blossoms

Akbar Ahmed

Ambassador Akbar Ahmed is the Ibn Khaldun Chair of Islamic Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. He has served as a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and was the First Distinguished Chair of Middle East and Islamic Studies at the U.S Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD.

Ahmed belonged to the senior Civil Service of Pakistan and was the Pakistan High Commissioner to the U.K. and Ireland. Previously, Ahmed was the Iqbal Fellow (Chair of Pakistan Studies) and Fellow of Selwyn College at the University of Cambridge, and has also taught at Harvard and Princeton Universities.

He is the author of over a dozen award-winning books including a quartet of studies published by Brookings Press examining relations between the West and the World of Islam after 9/11.

Ahmed is interviewed regularly on CNN, NPR, BBC, and Al-Jazeera. His numerous articles have appeared in, among many others The New York Times, Foreign Policy, Washington Post, CNN, Al Jazeera, The Guardian and LA Times.

Akbar Ahmed
Former Ambassador and Chair of Islamic Studies at American University 

Areas of Expertise: Islamic Studies, Foreign Policy, Civil Service, Middle East and North Africa, Politics, Islamist Movements

Location: Washington, DC

Contact Information: To set up an interview with Dr. Ahmed, contact Program Coordinator, Harrison Akins.
Phone: (202) 450-8824

Heard on NPR Morning Edition: How the War On Terror’ Became A War On Tribal Islam”

Added February 2015