Authors

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....

Geneive Abdo

Geneive Abdo is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East. She was previously a Fellow in the Middle East program at the Stimson Center and a Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Abdo specializes in issues regarding modern Iran and political Islam. She pub...

Hiba Abid

Hiba Adib, Tunisian, she studied History of Art at the Sorbonne (Paris) from 2005 to 2008. She specialised in History of Islamic Art and holds a PhD at the EPHE with a thesis on Arab manuscripts in North Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa under the direction of Professor François Déroche. Since 2010 nonresidential Fellow of...

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. Specialist in pos...

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. She currently co-directs the international research project Biblia Arabica: The Bible in Arabic among Jews, Christians and Muslims, which d...

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 was born in Grottazzolina (AP) on March 14, 1950. Married with two children, he is Professor of Theoretical Philosophy at LUMSA, Rome and Professor of Moral Philosophy at the University of Macerata. Amongst his various activities, he works with the Centro di Studi Agostiniani of Perugia in the organisation ...

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, Egyptian, 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 applied macroe...

Madawi al-Rasheed

Madawi al-Rasheed is Visiting Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science and Research Fellow at the Open Society Foundation. Her research focuses on history, society, religion and politics in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf, Islamist movements, and state and gender relations. Recent publications includ...

Ridwan Al-Sayyid

Ridwan Al-Sayyid was born in Lebanon, graduated from al-Azhar University in Cairo and obtained his doctorate in Islamic Studies from the University of Tübingen. He was a visiting Professor at both the Harvard University and the University of Chicago from 1993 to 1997. He was Director of the Higher Institute for Islamic...

Alberto Fabio Ambrosio

Alberto Fabio Ambrosio, a Dominican, is a specialist in the history of Ottoman Sufism. He is Visiting Professor at the Luxembourg School of Religion and Society, Visiting Lecturer at the Centre Sèvres - Jesuit Faculty of Paris and Visiting Lecturer at the Pontificio Istituto di Studi Arabi e d'Islamistica. Amongst his ...

Mohammad Ali Amir Moezzi

Mohammad Ali Amir Moezzi was born in Iran and is Director of Studies at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (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 Guide divin dansle shi’isme...

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

Mohammed Arkoun (1928–2010) was a leading scholar of Islam of Algerian origins, teaching in France. For more than thirty years he applied academic disciplines of the West to the history and literature of the Muslim world and its ancient traditions. He was known as an advocate of a new Islamic modernism and humanism....

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 in Rome, to the study of Arab thinkers, doing his thesis at the Sorbonne, and to exegesis at the Faculty of the Middle East. He contrib...

Dominique Avon

Dominique Avon is Professor of Contemporary History at the University of Maine and director of CERHIO. Having graduated in Arabic at the INALCO, he specialised in the comparative study of religions. He is co-director with John Tolan (University of Nantes) of the Institut du pluralisme religieux et de l’athéisme (IPRA...

Miguel Ángel Ayuso

Miguel Ángel Ayuso Guixot is a Combonian missionary. He took a degree in Arab studies and Islamic studies and has a doctorate in theology. He has been a parish priest in Cairo (Egypt), a professor of Islamic studies in various Catholic institutions of the Sudan, the director of the Catechetical Centre of the diocese of...

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