Diverse Education profiles the journey

Just weeks after Dr. Ahmed Akbar came to American University in August 2001, his life changed.

“I’m teaching one of my first classes when the plane slams into the Pentagon,” he said. From that moment on, he was on a mission.

“Because my subject is Islam, because I am a Muslim, it makes my task even more urgent,” he said. “I’m trying to create bridges of understanding, trying to create bridges of dialogue, on campus and off campus.”

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