Karen Armstrong is a best-selling author, whose books have been translated into forty-five languages. In addition to teaching, she regularly comments on religious affairs in England and the United States and is a columnist for the Guardian newspaper. Karen Armstrong is now a UN Ambassador for the Alliance of Civilizations. In 2007, she was awarded a medal for Arts and Sciences by the Egyptian government for her services to Islam, the first foreigner to have been awarded this decoration. She is a recipient of the TED prize.
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