Reza Aslan to Be Fourth Annual Distinguished Lecturer

January 8, 2014 —  

Reza Aslan

The College of Arts and Sciences is proud to announce that Reza Aslan will deliver the fourth lecture in the Drexel University College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Lecture Series on May 7, 2014 at 6 p.m. in the Main Auditorium. Aslan will join media maven Arianna Huffington, neuroscientist David Eagleman and acclaimed author Sir Salman Rushdie on the growing list of accomplished CoAS distinguished lecturers.

Reza Aslan is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” as well as the internationally acclaimed “No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam,” which was named one of the 100 most important books of the last decade by Blackwell Publishers. He is also the author of “How to Win a Cosmic War,” and is a regular contributing editor to The Daily Beast. In addition, Aslan frequently appears on numerous television shows including “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart” and “The Colbert Report.”

Aslan is the President and CEO of Aslan Media Inc., which manages BoomGen Studios, a unique media company focused entirely on entertainment about the Greater Middle East and its Diaspora communities. He holds degrees in religion from Santa Clara University, Harvard and UC Santa Barbara, as well as a master of fine arts from the University of Iowa, where he was named the Truman Capote Fellow in Fiction.

The event is free and open to the Drexel community. Tickets are required and will be available online beginning April 7, 2014.

Please direct any inquiries regarding the event to Jennifer Yusin at