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John Esposito, Fellowship Mentor

Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies, Georgetown University


Advisee(s): Kathryn Gardner   

John L. Esposito is Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.  Esposito has served as consultant to the U.S. Department of State and other agencies, European and Asian governments and corporations, universities, and the media worldwide. A former President of the Middle East Studies Association of North America and of the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies, Vice Chair of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, and member of the World Economic Forum’s Council of 100 Leaders, he is currently Vice President (2011) and President Elect (2012) of the American Academy of Religion and a member of the E. C. European Network of Experts on De-Radicalisation and the board of C-1 World Dialogue and an ambassador for the UN Alliance of Civilizations. He is the author of more than 45 books and monographs, including, most recelty, What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam (Oxford University Press, 2012) and Islamophobia: The Challenges of Pluralism in the 21st Century (Oxford University Press, 2011)


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