Qasim Rashid Author, Human Rights Lawyer, Visiting Fellow, Harvard University’s Prince Alwaleed bin Talal School of Islamic Studies

Qasim Rashid is a best-selling and critically acclaimed author, practicing attorney, visiting fellow at Harvard University's Prince Al Waleed bin Talal School of Islamic Studies, and national spokesperson for Ahmadiyya Muslim Community USA. Qasim’s latest book, #TalkToMe: Changing the Narrative on Race, Religion, & Education, is a non-fiction memoir on how the power of dialogue can overcome racism, xenophobia, intolerance, and violence. Previously, Qasim published EXTREMIST: A Response to Geert Wilders & Terrorists Everywhere (2014), which became an Amazon #1 Best Seller on Islam. Qasim regularly publishes on TIME, The Huffington Post, Washington Post, Daily Caller, and CNN. His work has additionally appeared in USA Today, The Daily Beast, and National Public Radio among various other national and international outlets. He likewise regularly speaks at a variety of universities and houses of worship worldwide, and interviews in a variety of media including the New York Times, FOX News, CNN, Muslim Television Ahmadiyya International, Huff Post Live, Al Jazeera, NBC, CBS, Voice of America, among several other national and international outlets. Qasim is the former Chairman of the Muslim Writers Guild of America, served as a Volunteer Chaplain for the Virginia State Prison system, and offered pro bono legal assistance to victims of domestic and sexual violence through the Virginia Poverty Law Center. He is currently the Director of Civil Rights and Policy for KARAMAH: Muslim Women Lawyer for Human Rights. Qasim, his wife Ayesha, and their three children reside in Virginia. He dreams of one day walking on another planet.

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