Islam vs. the West: Myth and Misunderstanding

Islam vs. the West: Myth and Misunderstanding

M. J. Akbar

M. J. Akbar, Author and Asia Society Associate Fellow in Conversation with Simon Tay, Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow. M.J. Akbar, a leading journalist in India and recognized scholar of Islam both in a contemporary and historical context, shares his perceptions on the intersection of culture and Islam in Asia today. Hailed for his unique insight and understanding of the complex dynamics between Islam and the West, M.J. Akbar brings to the discussion both scholarly analysis and a penchant for vivid detail. In candid conversation with Asia Society Bernard Schwartz Fellow, Simon Tay, an accomplished academic on topics of U.S.-Asia relations, they aim to peel back some of the intricate layers of this religious, political, and cultural relationship, and the inherent implications it holds for the future.

Event Details

25 March 2009
2:30pm - 4:00pm

725 Park Avenue, New York, NY

$10 Asia Society Members & Student w/ID; $15 Nonmembers