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Fouad Twal

Born on 23 October 1940 in Madaba (the Holy Land). Ordained priest of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem of the Latins on 29 June 1966. Consecrated Archbishop of Tunis on 31 May 1995; since 8 September 2005 he has been Substitute Archbishop of Jerusalem.

Deniz Ünal

Deniz Ünal is a graduate of the University of Panthéon-Sorbonne and is an economist at the Centre d’Études Prospectives et d’Informations Internationales (CEPII). She has worked on regional trade areas, international comparisons of productivity levels, trade in services, China and Turkey. In addition, she has translate...

Christian Van-Nispen

Christian van Nispen tot Sevenaer a Dutch Jesuit, is Professor of Philosophy and Islamic Studies at the Copt-Catholic Faculty of Cairo. A major expert on Egypt, he has for a long time been involved in inter-religious dialogue. For I Libri di Oasis he has published Cristiani e musulmani, fratelli davanti a Dio? (Marcian...

Joas Wagemakers

Joas Wagemakers is an Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at Utrecht University. His research focuses on Salafism and Islamism. His publications include A Quietist Jihadi: The Ideology and Influence of Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi (Cambridge University Press, 2012), Salafism: Utopian Ideals in a Stubborn Reality (Parthen...

Kamil William

Rev. Kamil Somaan William, a Catholic-Copt Egyptian priest, obtained his doctorate at the Pontifical Biblical Institute, teaches at the inter-ritual grand seminar of Cairo and is dean of the Higher Institute of Religious Sciences in Cairo. He is an active member of the Justice and Peace Commission of Egypt....

Kyrillos William Samaan

Msgr. Kyrillos William, born in Assiut in 1946, studied in a seminary from the age of 9. He graduated in Philosophy at the Maadi seminary in Cairo. Between 1965 and 1969 he studied theology at the Urbaniana Pontifical University in Rome. On 10 June 1974 he was ordained priest. Between 1978 and 1981 he completed his b...

John Witte

John Witte jr. is Jonas Robitscher Professor of Law, Alonzo L. McDonald Distinguished Service Professor and Director of the Center for the Study of Law and Religion at the Emory University of Atlanta. A specialist in legal history, marriage law and religious liberty, he has published 200 articles and 27 books, among wh...

R. Wood Joseph

Joseph R. Wood, a retired Air Force colonel, served at the White House from 2005 - 2008 with responsibility for policy involving Europe, Eurasia, Africa, and the UN. After graduating from the Air Force Academy and French Défense College in Paris, and holding a Master’s degree from Harvard with focus on Eur...

Joseph Yacoub

Joseph Yacoub Born in Iraq, Professor of Political Science at the Insitute of Human Rights at the Catholic University of Lyons. A specialist in the field of minorities, he has written many works on the subject, amongst which Au nom de Dieu! Les guerres de religion d''aujourd''hui et de demain. He is also the author of ...

Mohyddin Yahia

Mohyddin Yahia is Professor at the Dâr al-Hadîth al-Hasaniyya in Rabat. A specialist in classical Islamic law and thought, he is the  author of a doctoral thesis on Shâfi’î et les deux sources de la loi islamique, a text book for the École pratique des hautes études. Within the Minister of Religious Affaires of Morocco...

Sherif Younis

He is professor of modern and contemporary history at the Helwan University in Cairo. He is the author of numerous publications among which: Sayyid Qutb wa-l-usûliyya al-Islâmiyya (Sayyid Qutb and Islamic Fundamentalism, 1995); Nidâ’ al-sha‘b. Târîkh naqdî li-l-aydyûlûjiya al-nâsiriyya (The People’s Call. A Critical Hi...

Taïeb Zahar

Taïeb Zahar, a tunisian, is the founder and current editor of the magazine Réalités, a weekly on current affairs and political debate.

Engelbert Zefaj

Malika Zeghal

Political scientist, she is currently Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor in Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life at Harvard University. She is particularly interested in Islamist movements, in the institutionalization of Islam in the Middle East and North Africa in the postcolonial period and in Muslim diasporas in N...

Levon Zekiyan Boghos

Priest of Armenian rite, he is a teacher of Armenian Language and Literature at the University Ca'' Foscari in Venice and the Armenian ecclesiastical institutions at the Papal Oriental Institute of Rome. On May 2013 he was appointed Apostolic Administrator of Istanbul (Armenian)....

Ida Zilio-Grandi

Ida Zilio-Grandi teaches Islamology, Arabic Language and International Relations and Politics at the Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. She is the author of Il Corano e il male (Einaudi, Turin, 2002); Una corrispondenza islamo-cristiana sull’origine divina dell’Islam (Patrimonio Culturale Arabo Cristiano (PCAC), Silvio ...

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