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Ayad Akhtar on the American Muslim Experience

May 13 @ 4:00 pm-5:00 pm

Hear from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and award-winning novelist Ayad Akhtar, whose writing covers themes including the American-Muslim experience, family and friendship, religion and economics, immigration and identity.

Following his remarks, Akhtar will take part in a conversation and Q&A with Ali Behdad, John Charles Hillis Professor of Literature in the UCLA Department of English.


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Submitted questions will be reviewed by the deans and moderator. Due to time constraints, not all questions will be asked.

This lecture is part of the Luskin Lecture for Thought Leadership series presented by UCLA College, UCLA School of Law, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and UCLA Social Sciences.