Events > Los Angeles Events > REZA ASLAN TO SPEAK AT NEWPORT BEACH LIBRARY BY JANIS DINWIDDIE
Reza Aslan, an internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions,
and regular commentator for NPR's Marketplace and Middle East Analyst
for CBS News will give a lecture on “The Future of Islam: Toward the
Islamic Reformation” at the Newport Beach Central Library.
WHEN: Friday, April 20, 2007 @ 7:30 pm
Saturday, April 21, 2007 @ 2:00pm (SOLD OUT)
WHERE: Newport Beach Central Library
Friends Meeting Room
1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach
COST: Friday Evening: $40 per person. Includes wine reception, dessert, book signing, live music.
Saturday Afternoon: $25 per person. Includes refreshments and book signing.
Reza Aslan is one of the nation's most respected experts on Islam and the Middle East. He is a research associate at the University of Southern California's Center on Public Diplomacy, Middle East Commentator for NPR's 'Marketplace' and Muslim Affairs Analyst for CBS News. He was elected president of Harvard's Chapter of the World Conference on Religion and Peace, a United Nations Organization committed to solving religious conflicts throughout the world.
Aslan has written for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Slate, Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Nation, and others, and has appeared on Meet the Press, Hardball, The Daily Show, Real Time with Bill Maher and Nightline.
He is the author of the internationally acclaimed No god but God: the Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam. Praised by the New York Times as a 'grippingly narrated and thoughtfully examined... literate, accessible introduction to Islam, No god but God has established Aslan as the most dynamic voice of liberal Islam in the United States.”