Islam Without Extremes
"A forthright and elegant Muslim defence of freedom" - Financial Times
"A deligthfully original take on Turkey and on the prospects for liberal democracy in the broader Islamic Middle East" - Wall Street Journal
"With grace and style...the author lifts the vein on the beatiful truths and harsh realities of a faith at war with itself" - Kirkius Book Reviews
Come join us for an educational and interesting talk and book signing from widely known journalist, Mr. Mustafa Akyol as he discusses Islam & Extremism. This event is free and open to everyone.
8:30 am - 9:15 am Lecture
9:15 am - 9:45 am Q&A followed by book signing
Mustafa Akyol is a Turkish political commentator and author based in Istanbul, Turkey. He is a regular opinion writer for various publications, including The International New York Times.
Since 2002, he has been a regular commentator in the Turkish media. He is currently a regular columnist for Hurriyet Daily News, Turkey’s foremost English-language daily, and Al-Monitor, “the Pulse of the Middle East.” He writes a regular column for a Turkish-language daily, Star, as well. He also appears regularly on Turkish TV, on political discussion shows.
He has spoken on many platforms, including the Council on Foreign Relations, Brookings Institution, Heritage Foundation, Mont Pelerin Society, Cato Institute, Acton Institute, Discovery Institute, Mises Institute and many universities around the world. He has been featured in popular TV shows such as Fareed Zakaria’s GPS on CNN and Hardtalk on BBC. His talk at TED, Faith Versus Tradition in Islam, has been widely acclaimed.
His latest book, Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case For Liberty, which was defined by the Financial Times as “a forthright and elegant Muslim defence of freedom,” was published by W.W. Norton in July 2011. The book was long-listed for the 2012 Lioner Gelber Prize, along with other titles by Henry Kissinger, Francis Fukuyama and Niall Ferguson.
After the Q&A there will be a brief book signing. You may purchase his book at the event for $15.