Dr Sayed Ammar Nakshawani is an Islamic scholar who is a popular speaker. He studied Islamic Studies at Shahid Beheshti University in Iran and pursued further studies at the Islamic Seminary in Damascus, Syria. He was a visiting scholar at the Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge. In 2015, he moved to the USA, where he acted as Special Representative for the Universal Muslim Association of America, engaging in interfaith dialogue and advocating on behalf of Shia Islam. Currently, Dr. Nakshawani is an Associate of the Iran Project at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.