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Reza Aslan

Internationally Acclaimed Writer and Scholar of Religions

Reza is a fellow at the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy, Middle East Analyst for CBS News. He is author of the bestselling, No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam, and the forthcoming, How to Win a Cosmic War (2008). Aslan is also Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer director of BoomGen Studios and Editorial Executive of, an on-line community for Muslim youth.

Reza is the founder of, an online journal for news and entertainment about the Middle East and the world. Born in Iran, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife (author and entrepreneur Jessica Jackley) where he is Associate Professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside.