Reza Aslan @ Symphony Space
Monday November 6: 7:30PM – 9:00PM
Join us at Symphony Space as religious scholar, TV personality, and best-selling author of Zealot, Reza Aslan, discusses his upcoming book, God: A Human History. A fascinating account detailing human conception of the divine across different times, places, and faiths, God: A Human History is sure to transform the way you think about the divine and its role in our everyday lives. This event is part of the Thalia Book Club at Symphony Space, where readers and writers meet for intimate conversations about compelling new books and favorite classics in fiction, essay, biography and more. Evenings include an actor performing an excerpt, an interview, and a conversation with the audience.
Dr. Reza Aslan is a professor of creative writing at the University of California, Riverside. He serves on the board of trustees for the Chicago Theological Seminary and sits on a numerous foreign policy councils. Dr. Aslan holds a bachelor’s degree in religious studies and a minor in biblical Greek from Santa Clara University (1992-1995). He has a master of theological studies at the Divinity School from Harvard University (1997-1999), and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He also has a master of fine arts in fiction degree from the University of Iowa, where he was named the Truman capote Fellow in Fiction. Dr. Aslan's first book, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, was an international bestseller and his book Zealot was a #1 New York Times bestseller. In addition, he authored How to Win a Cosmic War: God, Globalization, and the End of the War on Terror. Dr. Aslan is the founder of AslanMedia.com, which is a social media site for news and information on the greater Middle East. He is the recipient of the Levantine Cultural Center’s East-West Media Award (2012), the Media Bridge-Builder Award from the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding (2013), and in 2014 he became an Intersections a Honoree for his work promoting justice, reconciliation, and peace. In addition to his role as a Consulting Producer on the acclaimed HBO series The Leftovers, Aslan is also the host and Executive Producer of two other original television programs: Rough Draft with Reza Aslan (premiered on Ovation), and the CNN documentary series, Believer. He also served as an Executive Producer on the ABC drama, Of Kings and Prophets. Website: www.rezaaslan.com / Twitter: @RezaAslan