Reza Aslan

Dr. Reza Aslan is the founder of, an online journal for news about the Middle East and the world, and is the author of No god But God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam and How to Win a Cosmic War (published in paperback as Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in a Globalized Age). He is editor of the anthology Tablet & Pen: Literary Landscapes from the Modern Middle East, among others, and serves as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Los Angeles Institute for the Humanities, and the Pacific Council on International Policy. A professor of Creative Writing at the University of California, Riverside, Dr. Aslan lives with his wife and their two sons in Los Angeles. His latest book is Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth.