Melissa Ross and Parvez Ahmed: Western Muslims

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Melissa Ross is joined by the remarkable Dr. Parvez Ahmed of UNF discuss London’s first Muslim Mayor, Sadiq Khan, and the relationship the Muslim community has with Western society. Naturally, the irony of the first Muslim Mayor of a major Western Capitol being elected against a backdrop of the current state of America's politics and rhetoric.... well, it leads to discussion about the usual suspects....join us after the jump for a lively discussion.

Muslims in Western Society Part 1- Sadiq Khan

Muslims in Western Society Part 2- Donald Trump

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Dr. Parvez Ahmed is Director of Center for Sustainable Business Practices and Professor of Finance at the Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida (UNF). In 2009 he was named a U.S. Fulbright Scholar. Prior to joining UNF he taught at Penn State University in Harrisburg and University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he also served as the founding Faculty Advisor for the Student Managed Investment Fund. At PSU he was also the Associate Director of the Giant Food Center for Economic Development. He has led student study abroad programs to London, Paris, Turkey and Egypt. His research work has appeared in several major finance journals such as the Journal of Portfolio Management, Financial Management, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Investing, and Financial Review. In addition his papers have been published in Applied Economic Letters, Global Business and Finance Review, International Review of Economics,Managerial Finance, Journal of Wealth Management, and Journal of Alternative Investments. He coauthored a book titled, “Mutual Funds – Fifty Years of Research Findings.” The book is published by Springer. He also published an article in the Case Western Reserve Journal of International Law. Currently he is a member of Jacksonville’s Human Rights Commission. He also serves on the boards of Museum of Science and History, and the World Affairs Council of Jacksonville. In 2010 Folio Weekly named him “Person of the Year.” In 2014 he was awarded the Silver Medallion Humanitarian Award by OneJax. In 2015 he was named Arthur Vining Davis Fellow to the Aspen Ideas Festival. In addition Dr. Ahmed writes editorials about Islam and the American Muslim experience. He is a regular contributor to Huffington Post. Dr. Ahmed also teaches a special 10-week course titled, “Islam-the faith, the people and their politics,” at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in UNF.

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