Emily Hardman

Asma T. Uddin


Asma Uddin writes and speaks on the subject of religious liberty. Her books include When Islam Is Not a Religion: Inside America’s Fight for Religious Freedom (2019) and The Politics of Vulnerability: How to Heal Muslim-Christian Relations in a Post-Christian America (2021). She was executive producer for the Emmy- and Peabody-nominated docuseries The Secret Life of Muslims. A graduate of the University of Chicago Law School, Uddin serves as an expert advisor on religious liberty to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), Senior Scholar at the Newseum’s Religious Freedom Center, and a non-residential fellow at UCLA and Georgetown University. She is also a term-member with the Council on Foreign Relations and an adjunct law professor at George Mason University Law School.

Festival Years: 2020, 2021