is a Turkish political commentator and author based in Istanbul, Turkey. 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 has a
regular column in Star, a Turkish-language daily.
Mr. Akyol 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 on popular TV shows on CNN, BBC, and Al Jazeera
English. His TED Talk, Faith Versus
Tradition in Islam, has been widely acclaimed.
in have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street
Journal and many more.
His book Islam Without Extremes: A Muslim Case for
Liberty will be available for a book signing.
Open to the public. Freshments will be provided. A $15 suggested donation is welcome.
This event is Free for students.
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