Dr. Ahmad is the President of the Minaret of Freedom institute, a Maryland-based institution founded to counter misconceptions about Islamic beliefs and practice and to expose both American and Islamic-world Muslims to free market thought. Dr. Ahmad�s research interests include Islam and human rights, inter-faith issues, Palestine, and the Islamist movement.
To learn more, send him an email to Dean [dot] Ahmad [at] iad [dot] blkcat [dot] com.
Vivienne Sm. Angeles
Dr. Angeles is Assistant Professor of Religion at LaSalle University, Pennsylvania. She is also a board member of American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies. Her research pertains to the relationship between Philippine Muslims and the government, Philippine Muslim women and their participation in Muslim movement, and the cultural side of Philippine Islam.
Email her at angeles [at] lasalle [dot] edu and view her current research project via http://www.pluralism.org/affiliates/angeles/index.php.
Mucha-Shim Q. Arquiza
Ms. Arquiza is the Secretary General of the Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN), an Asia-wide network of Muslims working for human rights, peace and social justice through inter-cultural and inter-faith dialogue. She is also the Executive Director and senior researcher for an all-women, mostly-Moroland (an indigenous community in the Philipines) research collective. The aim of the organization (HAGS, Inc.) is to work towards indigenous women�s empowerment.
Contact her at: mucha-shim [at] eudoramail [dot] com
Dr. Haddad is Professor of the History of Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Her fields of expertise include twentieth-century Islam; intellectual, social and political history in the Arab world; and Islam in North America and the West. Currently, Professor Haddad is conducting research on Muslims in the West and on Islamic revolutionary movements.
Email her at haddady [at] georgetown [dot] edu.
Dr. Amir Hussain is a member of the Department of Religious Studies at California State University, Northridge, where he teaches courses in world religions. His own particular speciality is the study of Islam, focussing on contemporary Muslim societies, specifically those in North America. Although born in Pakistan, Amir emigrated to Canada with his family when he was four. His academic degrees (BSc, MA, PhD) are all from the University of Toronto where he received a number of awards, including the university�s highest award for alumni service. Amir�s PhD dissertation was on Muslim communities in Toronto.
Dr. Moussalli is Professor of Islamic and Western Political Thought in the Political Studies and Public Administration Department at the American University of Beirut. He is also a Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C. His areas of specialization are Arab-Israeli relations and Islamic fundamentalism and politics of the Islamic world.
Contact him at usip_requests [at] usip [dot] org
Dr. Yoginder Sikand is currently a post-doctoral research scholar at the International Institute for the Study of Islam in the Modern World, Leiden, The Netherlands. His research project is ‘Islamic Perspectives on Inter-Faith Relations in Contemporary India’. He also edits a web-magazine, Qalandar, that is devoted to a discussion of issues related to Islam and Inter-Faith Relations in South Asia (www.islaminterfaith.org). He has taught Islamic history at the Henry Martyn Institute of Islamic Studies, Hyderabad, India, and has also worked with voluntary agencies in the areas of education and communal harmony. His extensive list of publications includes 4 books, over 30 journal articles and chapters in edited volumes, and over 250 articles in numerous South Asian periodicals and newspapers.
Dr. Tamimi is Senior Lecturer at Markfield Institute of Higher Education in London and the Director of the Institute of Islamic Political Thought, London. He has researched issues of human rights, liberty, and democratization in the Islamic world and has extensive knowledge on the trends and activities of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan. In 1992, he helped to found the London-based organization Liberty for the Muslim World, and in the 1998 Parliamentary Elections in Jordan, he served as Chairman of the Islamic Movement’s Parliamentary Office.
Contact him via email at info [at] ii-pt [dot] com.
John O. Voll
Dr. Voll is Professor of Islamic history with a joint appointment in the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and in the History Department at Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Professor Voll’s research interests include modern Islamic movements, human rights, and Sudanese history. He is currently writing books on the history of Sufism and on the world in the eighteenth century.
Email him at vollj [at] georgetown [dot] edu.
M. Hakan Yavuz
M. Hakan Yavuz is the Rockefeller Visiting Fellow at the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at Notre Dame University. He is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Utah, and a frequent commentator in the Turkish media. His work focuses on Islamic conceptions of human rights, the politics of identity, and the impact of globalization on developing countries. Dr. Yavuz is particularly interested in its implications for the evolution of modernist thinking in the Islamic world as a whole and for future relations between Islam and the West.
Email him at hakan [dot] yavuz [at] poli-sci [dot] utah [dot] edu.