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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...

Azyumardi Azra

Azyumardi Azra earned his MA, MPhil and PhD degrees in History from Columbia University (1992). At present he is senior Professor of History at the Graduate School of the Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University, Jakarta, Indonesia. He was Deputy for Social Welfare at the Office of Vice-President of the Republic of...

Leïla Babès

Leïla Babès is Professor of Sociology of Religion at Lille Catholic University and also has a doctorate in Political Science. Her research focuses on religion and female devotion, Islam and secularization in France, human rights and women, and political power and violence. The latter is the subject of her book L’utopie...

Francis Balle

Francis Balle is a professor at the Panthéon-Assas University (Paris 2) where he created a DEA in media and multimedia in 1985 and a DESS in communication and multimedia in 1999. He is also head of the Institute of Communications Research and Studies. Since 1981 he has been visiting professor at the University of Stanf...

Philippe Barbarin

Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, the Archbishop of Lyons, was born on 17 October 1950 in Rabat (Morocco). After taking a degree in philosophy at the Sorbonne (Paris IV), he entered the Seminary of the Carmelites in 1973, while obtaining a degree in theology at the Institut Catholique of Paris. He was ordained a priest on 17...

Marco Bardazzi

Marco Bardazzi is Executive Vice-President of the External Communication Office of ENI. He is an expert journalist in foreign policy and digital information, with a particular focus on European and United States' communication scenarios. From 2009 to 2015, he was Editor in Chief and Digital Editor at La Stampa....

Romana Bashir

Romana Bashir is Head of Programmes at the Christian Study Center in Rawalpindi, Pakistan. She is also the Director of the Peace and Development Foundation.

Sergio Belardinelli

Full Professor of Sociology of Cultural Processes at the University of Bologna. He was member of the National Committee of Bioethics. Amongst his recent publications may be listed: La politica in cammino, with Marc Lazar, Piero Ostellino, Salvatore Veca and Gianfranco Fini (2010); Sillabario per la tarda modernità, (20...

Abdessamad Belhaj

An Islamicist, he is chargé de cours invité at the Theological Faculty of the Catholic University of Louvain and researcher at the Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Islam in the contemporary World (CISCOW). Since 2016 he has been a research fellow at the Academy of Finland. He obtained a PhD in Islamic Studies f...

Yadh Ben Achour

A Tunisian jurist, Yadh Ben Achour is a specialist in public law and Islamic political theory. He was Dean of the Faculty of Juridical Sciences of Tunis and President of the High Commission for the Achievement of the Goals of the Revolution from March 2010 until its termination. His most recent publication is La deuxiè...

Mohammed Hocine Benkheira

Mohammed Hocine Benkheira is Director of Studies in the Religious Studies section at the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris (Sorbonne), where he holds the chair in “The Formation of Legal Doctrines and Ritual in Islam from the Seventh Century to the Fifteenth Century.” He has published L’amour de la Loi. Essai s...

Iain T. Benson

Dr Iain Benson has an appointment as Professor of Law at The University of Notre Dame Sydney. Dr Benson is an experienced constitutional and human rights lawyer who has written and lectured extensively in the area of ethics, virtues and pluralism, and acted as an advisor in the fields of medical ethics and bioethics ac...

Simona Beretta

Simona Beretta is Full Professor of Economic Policy in the Political Science Faculty at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Milan. From 1988 to 1991, she taught Political Economy at the Economics and Business Faculty of the University of Parma. From 1991 to 2001, she was an International and Monetary Economy P...

Nathalie Bernard-Maugiron

Nathalie Bernard-Maugiron, jurist, is Director of Research at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRM, UMR 201 Développement et sociétés) and member of the Scientific Committee of the Institut d’Études de l’Islam et des Sociétés du Monde Musulman (IISMM) at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales ...

Cinzia Bianco

Cinzia Bianco is an analyst focused on the Persian Gulf, contributing to outlets such as the Middle East Institute, the Middle East Policy Council, and the Italian Review of Geopolitics "Limes". She is also a consultant with the US firm Gulf State Analytics. Bianco is currently undertaking a PhD program at the Universi...

Tony Blair

Tony Blair is currently working in the Middle East as Quartet Representative, helping the Palestinians to prepare for statehood as part of the international community’s effort to secure peace. He has launched the Tony Blair Faith Foundation to promote respect and understanding between the major religions and to make th...

Jean-Georges Boeglin

Dino Boffo

Dino Boffo has been the editor of the Italian newspaper Avvenire until September 2009, and director of the broadcasting channel Sat2000. Since the academic year 2002-2003 he has held a course on communications and citizenship at the Catholic university of the Sacred Heart in Milan....

Natalino Bonazza

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