Reza Aslan, our chat guest today

Last week our chat guest was Professor Ahmad Sadri. The session was well attended and past a few technical difficulties, it was a very lively and informative event.

Dr. Reza Aslan will be our chat guest today at 6:00 p.m. PST.  Please join us in what promises to be another very lively and interesting event for community. Following is his biography, borrowed from here.  Also, please read our own varjavand’s review of his book, How to win a cosmic war.

“Dr. Reza Aslan, an internationally acclaimed writer and scholar of religions, is a columnist at the Daily Beast ( Reza Aslan has degrees in Religions from Santa Clara University, Harvard University, and the University of California, Santa Barbara, as well as a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Iowa, where he was named the Truman Capote Fellow in Fiction. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, and the Pacific Council on International Policy. He serves on the board of directors for both the Ploughshares Fund, which gives grants for peace and security issues, Abraham’s Vision, an interfaith peace organization, and PEN USA. AslanÕs first book is the New York Times Bestseller, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, which has been translated into thirteen languages, short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award in the UK, and nominated for a PEN USA award for research Non-Fiction. His most recent book is How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization, and the End of the War on Terror, followed by an edited anthology, Words Without Borders: Writings from the Middle East, which we will be published by Norton in 2010. Aslan is Cofounder and Chief Creative Officer of BoomGen Studios, a hub for creative content from and about the Middle East, as well as Editorial Executive of Born in Iran, he now lives in Los Angeles where he is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside.

Click here to see a video bio of Reza on YouTube

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