John Esposito


University Professor as well as Professor of Religion and International Affairs and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University, 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 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 a member
of the E. C. European Network of Experts on De-Radicalization and an ambassador for the UN Alliance of Civilizations. Esposito was the recipient of the American Academy of Religion’s
2005 Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion and of Pakistan’s Quaid-i-Azzam Award for Outstanding Contributions in Islamic Studies, and the School of Foreign Service,
Georgetown University Award for Outstanding Teaching. Esposito is Editor-in-Chief of The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World (6 vols.); The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic
World (4 vols.), The Oxford History of Islam, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, The Islamic World: Past and Present (3 vols.), and Oxford Islamic Studies Online. His more than 40 books and monographs
include: The Future of Islam; Who Speaks for Islam?; What a Billion Muslims Really Think (with Dalia Mogahed); Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam; The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?;
Islam and Politics; What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam; World Religions Today; Religion and Globalization (with D. Fasching & T. Lewis); Asian Islam in the 21st Century; Geography of Religion: Where God Lives, Where Pilgrims Walk (with S. Hitchcock); Islam: The Straight Path; Islam and Democracy and Makers of Contemporary Islam (with J. Voll); Modernizing Islam (with F. Burgat); Political Islam: Revolution, Radicalism or Reform?; Religion and Global Order (with M. Watson); Islam and Secularism in the Middle East (with A. Tamimi); Iran at the Crossroads (with R.K. Ramazani); Islam, Gender, and Social Change, Muslims on the Americanization Path; Daughters of Abraham (with Y. Haddad); and Women in Muslim Family Law. Esposito’s books and articles have been translated into more than 30 languages.