Iraq in the Future of Political Islam

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Dr. James Piscatori holds the Chair in Arab & Islamic Studies at the Australian National University. Most recently he was a Fellow of Wadham College and of the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies. and member of the Faculties of Social Studies and Oriental Studies, University of Oxford. He has taught at the University of Virginia, the University of Wales, the Australian National University and at the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the John Hopkins University. He was Research Fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, in London, and a Senior Fellow of the Council of Foreign Relations. Professor Piscatori is the author of Islam in a World of Nation-States (Cambridge University Press, 1986) and co-author (with Dale F. Eickelman) of Muslim Politics (Princeton University Press, 1996). He is the editor of Islam in the Political Process (Cambridge University Press, 1983) and co-editor of Muslim Travellers: Pilgrimage, Migration, and the Religious Imagination (Routledge/University of California Press, 1992). As Islam team director of the Fundamentalism Project of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he edited Islamic Fundamentalisms and the Gulf Crisis (University of Chicago Press, 1991). He is co-editor (with Susanne Hoeber Rudolph) of Transnational Religion and Fading States (Westview Press, 1997). His Islam, Islamists, and the Electoral Principle appeared as the first in a series of papers for the International Institute for the Study of the Modern Muslim World (ISIM) in Leiden in December 2000.