Be Global Citizens: My Advice to Public Affairs Students at Cornell Commencement

August 1, 2017: Be Global Citizens: My Advice to Public Affairs Students at Cornell Commencement (Huffington Post) Last weekend I delivered this speech at Cornell Institute…

With trust at an all time low, the U.S. media must return to its principles

January 4, 2017: With trust at an all time low, the U.S. media must return to its principles (Huffington Post) Journalism in the United States…

Taseer will live as an icon for a sane, just Pakistan

April 1, 2017: Taseer will live as an icon for a sane, just Pakistan (Huffington Post) Salmaan Taseer, businessman, publisher and Governor of Pakistan’s largest Province,…

Another Pakistani Journalist Threatened. Will the State Protect Him?

June 10, 2017: Another Pakistani Journalist Threatened. Will the State Protect Him? ( Huffington Post) Pakistan is not an easy country for journalists. State agencies,…

Pakistan Needs Deradicalization Programs. Force Alone Won’t Cure Intolerance

Even by Pakistan warped standards, recent turmoil in the country is extraordinary. On Sunday, a suicide bombing in a public park in Lahore killed…

Save Palmyra From ISIS’s Rampage

  The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery have placed on view a relic from ancient Palmyra in Syria. In…

Bridging the Divides: Muslims in Europe

Islam is ‘incompatible’ with Western civilization is what we hear at the start of a new film Journey into Europe that looks at the…

Pakistani Artist Animates the Times Square

This October, the electronic billboards at the maddening Times Square in New York City will display the creative prowess of Shahzia Sikander, an artist…

A Young Pakistani Physicist Who Loves Nuclear Reactors

Last week, I was in Dallas, Texas to speak on a panel regarding the elusive peace between India and Pakistan – two neighbors that…

Dear Infidel: The Dilemma of British Muslims

I was a student in the United Kingdom when The Satanic Verses – the controversial novel by Salman Rushdie – created pandemonium across the…

Islam Needs Reformation from Within

“Would you permit me to teach my children that God is greater, more just, and more merciful than all the (religious) scholars on earth…