Authors

Ian Richard Netton

Professor Ian Richard Netton is Professor of Islamic Studies in the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies in the University of Exeter, UK. He is also a Consultor to the Commission for Religious Relations with Muslims of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue....

Ramin Jahanbegloo

He is an Iranian-Canadian philosopher and political scientist. He received his PhD in Philosophy from the Sorbonne University. He has been a researcher at the French Institute for Iranian Studies and a fellow at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University. He is an Associate Professor of Political Scien...

Saif-el-Din Abdel-Fattah

Saif El-Din ''Abdel Fattah teaches Islamic political theory and political thought at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science at the University of Cairo. At the same university he is the executive head of the Program for Civilization Studies and Dialogue of Cultures (http://www.hewaronline.net/)....

Geneive Abdo

Geneive Abdo, most recently the religion writer at the Chicago Tribune, is a regular contributor to The Economist and the International Herald Tribune. She is currently Liaison of the Alliance of Civilizations at the United Nations. She has published Mecca and Main Street: Muslim Life in America After 9/11 and No God b...

Hiba Abid

Hiba Adib. Of Tunisian origins, she started studying History of Art at the Sorbonne (Paris) in 2005. She specialised in History of Islamic Art and is now a PhD candidate at the EPHE, where she is preparing a thesis on Arab manuscripts in North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa under the direction of Professor Fran&cced...

Tewfik Aclimandos

Tewfik Aclimandos, Egyptian, has been historian and research associate at the Chair of Contemporary History of the Arab world at the College de France since 2009. He was researcher at the Centre français d’Etudes et de Documentation Economiques, Juridiques et Sociales (CEDEJ, Cairo) from 1984 to 2009. Spec...

Camilla Adang

Camilla Adang is Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Tel Aviv University. She has published on encounters and polemics between Muslims and Jews in the Middle Ages.

Scott Alexander

Scott Alexander is Associate Professor of Islam and Director, Catholic-Muslim Studies at Catholic Theological Union, Chicago. Trained at Harvard University, he held M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D. at Columbia University. His teaching and research interests include medieval Muslim sectarianism, the mystical traditions of Muslim...

Luigi Alici

Luigi Alici Luigi Alici was born in Grottazzolina (AP) on 14 March 1950. Married with two children, he is Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at LUMSA, Rome. Amongst his various activities, he works with the Centro di Studi Agostiniani of Perugia in the organisation of international study seminars, directs the series L...

Khalid Al-Jaber

Prof. Khalid al-Jabr (Qalqilya, Occupied Territories, 1964, married with four children), after obtaining a BA at the University of Nablus, a MA and a PhD in Arabic Language and Literature at the Jordanian University, is now Associate Professor at the Petra University (Amman). He is the author of several monographs on m...

Mohammad Abed Al-Jabri

Mohammed Abed al Jabri was born in Figuig (Morocco) and is one of the most famous Arab philosophers. After studying in Damascus and Rabat, he specialised in Arab-Islamic thought. Amongst his most famous publications we may list Critique de la Raison Arabe, 4 volumes (1982-1990). Presentations of this work have been pub...

Rania A. Al‐Mashat

Rania A. Al‐Mashat, an Egyptian national, is currently Sub‐Governor for Monetary Policy at the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE). Prior to joining the CBE, she was a Senior Economist at the IMF in Washington DC. She received her Masters and PhD in Economics from the University of Maryland. Her fields of specialization are ap...

Madawi Al-Rasheed

Madawi Al-Rasheed is Professor of Social Anthropology at King’s College, London. Her research focuses on history, society, religion and politics in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, Islamist movements, and state and gender relations. Recent publications include A History of Saudi Arabia (2nd edition 2010), Contesting th...

Alberto-Fabio Ambrosio

Alberto Fabio Ambrosio, a Dominican, is a specialist in the history of Ottoman Sufism. He lives in Istanbul, an active member of the Dosti Institute of Research and guest professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University. He is a member of the research group on Ottoman history of the École des Hautes Étude...

Mohammad-Ali Amir-Moezzi

Mohammad Ali Amir-Moezzi was born in Iran and is Director of Studies at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (the Sorbonne). He is the author of a large number of books and articles, in particular La religion discrète : croyances et pratiques spirituelles dans l’islam shi’ite (Vrin, 2006) and Le Guid...

Carl Anderson

Carl A. Anderson is Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus. He graduated in philosophy and law and is a member of the Pontifical Academy for Life and the Commission on Civil Rights of the United States of America.

Abdullahi-Ahmed An-Na'im

Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na''im was born in the Sudan, is the Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law at the Emory Law School (USA). A scholar of international standing on Islam and human rights from an inter-cultural perspective, he holds courses on international law, comparative constitutional law and human rights, and rel...

Mohammed Arkoun

Born in Taourirt-Mimoun, in the great Cabilia (Algeria), Mohammed Arkoun is emeritus professor at the Sorbonne (Paris III), visiting professor at the Institute of Ismailî Studies of London and scientific director of the review Arabica.

Antoine Audo

Mar Antoine Audo S.J. has been a bishop of the Chaldean Church of Syria since 1992. After studies in philosophy and theology in Paris (Sèvres), he dedicated himself to biblical studies (Rome), to the study of Arab thinkers (his thesis at the Sorbonne) and to exegesis (the Faculty of the Middle East). He contribu...

Dominique Avon

Dominique Avon is Professor of Contemporary History at the Université du Maine and lectures at the Sciences Po (Paris). Having graduated in Arabic at the INALCO, he specialised in the comparative study of religions. Member of the CERHIO (a CNRS laboratory), he coordinates the network of interdisciplinary researc...

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