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John L. Esposito

John L. Esposito


Bio of John Esposito

 John L. Esposito is University Professor as well as Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at Georgetown  University. Previously, he was Loyola Professor of Middle East Studiesand Director of the Center for International Studies at the College of the Holy Cross.

Founding Director of Georgetown’s Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding: History and International Affairs in the Walsh School of Foreign Service, he has served as President of the Middle East Studies Association of North America and of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies as well as a consultant to governments, multinational corporations, and the media worldwide.

Esposito is Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Oxford History of Islam, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam and Oxford‘s The Islamic World: Past and Present. His more than 30 books include : Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam, What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam, The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?, Turkish Islam and the Secular State (with H. Yavuz), Islam and Politics, Islam: The Straight Path, Modernizing Islam (with F. Burgat), Islam and Democracy and Makers of Contemporary Islam (with John Voll), Political Islam: Radicalism, Revolution or Reform?, Iran at the Crossroads (with R.K.Ramazani), Islam, Gender and Social Change (with Yvonne Haddad), and Women in Muslim Family Law.

Professor John Esposito resigned from the CSID Board of Directors in October 2004. CSID thanks him for his years of service on the board, and wishes him continued success.



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