Reza Aslan Ph.D
Born in Iran and now living in Santa Monica California, Dr. Aslan is a noted religious scholar who has written for the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, Slate, Boston Globe, the Washington Post, the Guardian, Chicago Tribune, the Nation, and others, and has appeared on Meet The Press, Hardball, The Daily Show, Real Time with Bill Maher, The Colbert Report, Anderson Cooper, and Nightline. Presently, he is a Research Associate at the University of Southern California's Center on Public Diplomacy. His first book, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam has been translated into half a dozen languages, was short-listed for the Guardian (UK) First Book Award, and nominated for a PEN USA award for research Non-Fiction. His next book, How to Win a Cosmic War: Why We're Losing the War on Terror will be published in the fall of 2008.