Georgetown Welcomes Arsalan Iftikhar as Senior Research Fellow


The Bridge Initiative at Georgetown University announced today that Arsalan T. Iftikhar will join the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding as a Senior Research Fellow where he will research and write about Islamophobia and its impact on our modern world at The Bridge Initiative.

“We are very excited that Arsalan Iftikhar has joined our team at The Bridge Initiative here at Georgetown University,” said Professor John Esposito, Director of The Bridge Initiative and Founding Director for the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown. “As a prominent Muslim human rights lawyer, Arsalan brings over a decade of prolific research and journalistic experience dealing with Islamophobia and Muslim issues in the global media.”

Arsalan is an international human rights lawyer and scholar. His most recent book is SCAPEGOATS: How Islamophobia Helps Our Enemies & Threatens Our Freedoms, which President Jimmy Carter called “an important book that shows Islamophobia must be addressed urgently.” Arsalan is a regular on-air commentator for National Public Radio (NPR) and his interviews regularly appear on prominent global media outlets like CNN, Al-Jazeera English, BBC World News, The Economist, New York Times, Rolling Stone, NBC News “Meet The Press” and many more.

A native of Chicago, Arsalan was awarded the 2013 Distinguished Young Alumni Award from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, where he received both his undergraduate and law degrees.