National Press Club

Islamic World

March 25, 2002

About This Video

Run time: 62 minutes

Bernard Lewis, along with author and former Pakistani Ambassador to England, Akbar Ahmed, held a discussion on the "Islamic World". They discussed the role of Islam and Islamic states, from an Islamic viewpoint as well as perceptions held by the Western world. After the discussion, the panelists answered questions from members of the audience. Akbar Ahmed is the author of Islam Today: A Short Introduction to the Muslim World, published by I. B. Tauris and Bernard Lewis is the author of What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East, published by Harper.