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JOHN L. ESPOSITO

Georgetown University

School of Foreign Service

Washington, DC 20057-1052

(202) 687-8375 (Office)

(202) 687-8376 (Fax)

email: jle2@georgetown.edu


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2000- University Professor
1993- Professor of Religion and International Affairs

& Professor of Islamic Studies

1993-2004 Founding Director, Center for Muslim-

Christian Understanding, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign

Service, Georgetown University
2006- Director, The Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-

Christian Understanding


1991-95 Loyola Professor of Middle East Studies;

Professor of Religious Studies, College of the Holy

Cross
1987-1991 Director, Center for International Studies, College of the Holy Cross
1986-1993 Adjunct Professor of Diplomacy

The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University


1986 Visiting Professor of Asian Studies, Oberlin College

(March)
1984-95 Professor, Department of Religious Studies, College of the Holy Cross


1975-84 Associate Professor and Chair, Department of

Religious Studies



EDUCATION
Ph.D., Temple University, 1974 - Major: Islamic Studies

Minor: Comparative Religions

Middle East Center for Arab Studies

Shemlan, Lebanon, 1971-72 (Arabic)


University of Pennsylvania, 1969 (Arabic)
M.A., St. John's University, 1966 (Theology)
B.A., St. Anthony College, 1963 (Philosophy)
Senior Associate Member, St. Antony College, Oxford University, 1982-83.
Post Doctoral Fellow, Center for the Study of World Religions, Harvard University, 1979-80.

HONORS AND AWARDS

2014 Distinguished Career Research Achievement Award, Georgetown University


2013 Doctor of Humane Letters, University of Sarajevo
2013 President, American Academy of Religion
2013 Lifetime Achievement Award, American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies
2012 President Elect, American Academy of Religion
2011 Vice President, American Academy of Religion
2011 Doctor of Humane Letters, University of Florida.
2009 Doctor of Sacred Letters, University of St. Michael’s at University of Toronto
2007-10 World Economic Forum’s Council of 100 Leaders

   


2006 Doctor of Humane Letters, Immaculata University
2005 Pakistan’s Quaid-i-Azzam Award (Pakistan’s highest civil award) for Outstanding Contributions in Literature and Islamic Studies
2005- UN Alliance of Civilizations’ High Level Group (“composed of twenty prominent leaders in the fields of politics, academia, civil society, international finance, and media from all regions of the world”) and cuurently ambassador of AoC.
2005 American Academy of Religion’s Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion
2003 School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University Award for Outstanding Teaching
2000- Appointed University Professor, Georgetown University
1996 World Book Prize, Islamic Republic of Iran, for Book of the Year in Islamic Studies
1991 Appointed Loyola Professor of Middle East Studies, College of the Holy Cross
1988-91 President-Elect, President, and Past-President, Middle East Studies Association of North America
1989-92 President, American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies
1988 Appointed William R. Kenan Professor of Religion, College of William and Mary. Declined.
1988 Election to American Society for the Study of Religion.

ADMINISTRATION
Georgetown University
2006 - Founding Director, Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian

Understanding: History and International Affairs


1993 - 2004 Founding Director, Center for Muslim-Christian

Understanding: History and International Affairs




College of the Holy Cross
1987 - 91 Director, Center for International Studies

1984 - 86 Organizer and Chair, International Studies Committee


1975 - 84 Chair, Department of Religious Studies

PUBLICATIONS AND PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS
Reference Works
Editor-in-Chief:
The Oxford Handbook of Islam and Politics (with Emad Shahin), New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, 6 vols. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2009).
Oxford Islamic Studies Online, (New York: Oxford University Press).
The Islamic World: Past and Present, 3 vols. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2004).
The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, 4 vols. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1995).
The Oxford History of Islam, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000).
The Oxford Dictionary of Islam (New York: Oxford University Press,

2003).


Series Editor: The Oxford Library of Islamic Studies:
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Women, (2013)
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics (2013)
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Science and Technology, (2013)
[Oxford] Encyclopedia of Islam and Law.

Books and Monographs:
World Religions Today, with D. Fasching and T. Lewis, 5th ed. (Oxford University Press, 2014).
Religions of the West Today, with D. Fasching and T. Lewis, 3rd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2014).

The Future of Islam, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013).
Jameye Madani o Demokrasi dar Khavare Miaane, (Farsi trans. Civil Society and Democracy in the Middle East) Mehran Kamrava & John Waterbury,, Teheran: Farhange Javid, 2012
The Future of Islam, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011). Arabic & Farsi Translations.
World Religions Today, with D. Fasching and T. Lewis, 4th ed. (Oxford University Press, 2011)
What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam. 2nd ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).
John L. Esposito and Ibrahim Kalin, eds. Islamophobia and the Challenge of Pluralism in the 21st Century (New York: Oxford University Press, 2011).
John L. Esposito and Imtiyaz Yusuf, Guest Editors,  American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences - Special Issue -  A Commemoration of  The Life and Works of  Ismail al Faruqi Vol. 28, No. 3 August 2011.
American Muslims and the Future of American-Islamic World Relations, Occasional Paper, International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia.
The Future of Islam, (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010).
John L. Esposito and Ali Paya, eds. Iraq, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World (London: Routledge, 2010).
Islam: The Straight Path. 4th ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010).
John L. Esposito and Ihsan Yilmaz, eds. Islam and Peacebuilding: Gulen Movement Initiatives (Bluedome Press, 2010).
World Religions Today, with D. Fasching and T. Lewis, 2nd ed. (Oxford University Press, 2009).
Religions of the West Today, with D. Fasching and T. Lewis (Oxford University Press, 2009).
Religions of Asia Today, with D. Fasching and T. Lewis (Oxford University Press, 2009).
Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think with Dalia Mogahed (New York: Gallup Press, 2009).
Pluralism in Muslim-Christian Relations (ACMCU: Georgetown University, 2008).
Religion & Globalization with Darrell Fasching and Todd Lewis (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007).
Asian Islam in the 21st Century (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007).
Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives. 2nd ed. with John J. Donohue (New York: Oxford University Press, 2006).
World Religions Today. 2nd ed. with D. Fasching and T. Lewis (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005).
Islam: The Straight Path. 3rd rev. ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 2005).
Geography of Religion: Where God Lives, Where Pilgrims Walk, with Susan Hitchcock (Washington, D.C.: National Geographic, 2004).
Muslims’ Place in the American Public Square: Hopes, Fears and Aspirations with Zahid Bukhari et al. (California: Alta Mira Press, 2004).
Turkish Islam and the Secular State with Hakan Yavuz, (Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 2003).
Modernizing Islam: Religion in the Public Sphere in the Middle East and Europe with Francois Burgat (London & New Brunswick: Hurst Publ & Rutgers University Press, 2003).
Religion and Immigration: Christian, Jewish and Muslim Experiences in the United States with Yvonne Haddad and Jane Smith (New York: Alta Mira, 2003).
Unholy War: Terrror in the Name of Islam (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002).
What Everyone Needs to Know About Islam (New York: Oxford University Press, 2002).
“Islam and the West After Sept. 11: Civilizational Dialogue or Conflict?” The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, Nov. 2002.
World Religions Today with D. Fasching and T. Lewis (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).
Women in Muslim Family Law 2nd ed. (Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 2001).
Daughters of Abraham: Feminist Thought in Judaism, Christianity and Islam with Yvonne Haddad (University of Florida Press, 2001).
Makers of Contemporary Islam with John O. Voll (New York: Oxford University Press, 2001).
Iran at the Crossroads with R.K. Ramazani, (New York: Palgrave, 2001).
Muslims and the West: Encounter and Dialogue with Zafar Ishaq Ansari (Islamabad: Islamic Research Institute, 2001).
Islam and Civil Society (Florence: European University Press, 2000).
Muslims on the Americanization Path? with Yvonne Haddad (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000).
Islam and Secularism in the Middle East with Azzam Tamimi (London & New York: Hurst Ltd. and New York University Press, 2000)
Religion and Global Order with Michael Watson (University of Wales Press, 2000).
The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality? (3rd. ed. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999).
Islam and Politics 4th ed. (Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1998).
Islam: The Straight Path. 3rd. ed. (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998).
Islam, Gender and Social Change with Yvonne Y. Haddad (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998).
Muslims on the Americanization Path? with Yvonne Haddad (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1998).
Political Islam: Revolution, Radicalism or Reform? (Boulder, Colo.: Lynne Rienner Publ.1997).
Contemporary Islamic Revival Since 1988: A Critical Survey and Bibliography with Yvonne Haddad, (Westport, Conn: Greenwood Press, 1997).
Islam and Democracy with John O. Voll (New York: Oxford

University Press, 1996).


The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality? (2nd rev. ed. New York:

Oxford University Press, 1995).


Political Islam: The Challenge of Change (Annandale, Va.: United Association for Studies and Research, 1995).
Islam and the West (Winooski, Vt.: St. Michael's College, 1992).
Islam : The Straight Path (Expanded ed. New York: Oxford University Press,1992).
The Contemporary Islamic Revival: A Critical Survey and Bibliography with Yvonne Y. Haddad and John O. Voll (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1991).
Islam and Politics (3rd rev. ed. Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1991).
The Iranian Revolution: Its Global Impact (Miami: University of Florida Press, 1990).
The Global Impact of the Iranian Revolution with James P. Piscatori, (Washington, D.C.: The Middle East Institute, 1989).
Islam: The Straight Path (New York: Oxford University Press, 1988).
Islam in Asia: Religion, Politics and Society (New York: Oxford University Press, 1987).
Voices of Resurgent Islam (New York: Oxford University Press, 1983).
Women in Muslim Family Law (Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1982).
Islam in Transition: Muslim Perspectives with John J. Donohue (New York: Oxford University Press, 1982).
Islam and Development: Religion and Sociopolitical Change (Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1980).

Articles and Chapters:
“Türkiye’deki sekülerlik anlayışı dinle problemli” in Cumhuriyetin Demokrasiyle imtihahnı by Ahmet Yıldız. İstanbul: Etkileşim, 2012.
"Islam and Peacebuilding: The Gülen Movement in Global Action", (John L. Esposito and Ihsan Yilmaz) in Lee Marsden (editor) The Ashgate Research Companion to Religion and Conflict Resolution, London: Ashgate, 2012.
"The Future of Islam and U.S.-Muslim Relations" in Religion, Democracy, and Politics in the Middle East, eds. Daniel Byman and Marylena Mantas (APS, 2012).
"Islamic Studies, Foreign Policy, and the Muslim World: From Bush to Obama," in Delicate Debates on Islam: Policymakers and Academics Speaking with Each Other, eds. Jan Michiel Otto and Hannah Mason (Leiden, 2011).
“The Future of Islam and U.S.–Muslim Relations,” Political Science Quarterly, Fall 2011.
John L. Esposito and Ihsan Yilmaz, “Transnational Muslim Faith-based Peacebuilding: Initiatives of the Gülen Movement,” European Journal of Economic and Political Studies, Vol: 3. 2010.
“Retreat from the Secular Path: The Democracy-Secularism Debate in the Muslim World,” Quaderni di Relazioni Internazionali n. 12 Marzo 2010.
The Saga of Islam and Democracy in the Middle East” in Iraq, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World, ed. by Ali Paya and John L. Esposito (2010)
“Clash Warfare: How Samuel Huntington’s big idea got misapplied in the Middle East,” Book Forum June/July/Aug 2009.

Transnational Movements and Terrorism, Mark Stout et.al. eds, The Terrorist Perspectives Project Strategic and Operational Views of Al Qaida and Associated Movements (Washington, D.C.: Naval Institute Press, 2009).


Forward, in Morgan Matthew, ed., The Impact of 9/11 on Politics and War: The Day that Changed Everything? (New York: Palgrave-Macmillan, 2009).
“Rethinking Islam and Secularism,” ARDA Paper Series, http://www.thearda.com/rrh/papers/guidingpapers.asp
“Who Will Speak for Islam?,” co-authored with Dalia Mogahed, World Policy Journal, FALL 2008.

“Battle For Muslims’ Hearts And Minds: The Road Not (Yet) Taken,” with Dalia Mogahed, Middle East Policy Volume 14 Issue 1, Spring 2007.


“Fifteen Centuries of Islam,” The Middle East 11th ed. (Washington D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2007).

"Pluralism in Muslim-Christian Relations," in Leslie Tramontini, Chibli Mallat, eds.: From Baghdad to Beirut... Arab and Islamic Studies in honor of John J. Donohue s.j., 496 S. engl., Franz., arab.Text, Beirut 2007.

“America’s Muslims: Issues of Identity, Religious Diversity and Pluralism,” Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism, ed. Thomas Banchoff (New York: Oxford University Press, 2007).


“It’s the Policy, Stupid: Political Islam and US Foreign Policy,” Harvard International Review (August 2006).
“Terrorism & the Rise of Political Islam,” in Democracy and Terrorism: Vol. I The Roots of Terrorism, (ed.) Louise Richardson (London: Francis & Taylor, 2006).
“Moderate Muslims: A Mainstream of Modernists, Islamists, Conservatives and Traditionalists,” American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, Vol. 22, Summer 2005, No. 3.
“Fifteen Centuries of Islam,” The Middle East (Washington D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 2005).
“Politics and Religion: Politics and Islam.” In Lindsay Jones (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Religion (2nd ed). (New York: Macmillan, 2005).
“Globalization of Jihad.” In Barbara Segaert (ed.) Christianity, Islam and Judaism: How to Conquer the Barriers to Intercultural Dialogue ? (Brussels; Peter Lang Publishers 2004).
“Post 9/11: Civilizational Dialogue or Conflict?” In Stanley D’Souza, S.J. (ed.) Ethical Approaches to Population, Poverty and Conflict: With Special Reference to Islam (New Delhi: Indian Social Institute 2004).

“Beyond the Headlines: Changing Perceptions of Islamic MovementsHarvard International Review, Fall 2003.

“Islam and the West after Sept. 11: Civilizational Dialogue or Conflict?” In Malik Aftab (ed.) The Empire and the Crescent: Global Implications for a New American Century, (Bristol, UK: Amal Press, 2003).
“Classical Islam” (with Natana DeLong-Bas). In Jacob Neusner (ed.) God’s Rule:The Politics of World Religions (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2003).
“Modern Islam” (with Natana DeLong-Bas). In Jacob Neusner (ed.) God’s Rule:The Politics of World Religions (Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2003).
“Islam and the West: Muslim Voices of Dialogue,” (with John Voll). In Fabio Petito and Pavlos Hatzopoulos (eds.), Religion in International Relations : The Return from Exile

(London: Palgrave Macmillan; (2003)


“American Foreign Policy After 11th of September: Challenges to Islam and the West,” (Cairo: Cairo University Press 2002).
“Islam and Democracy in a Violent World,” with John O. Voll Humanities (Dec. 2002).
“The Muslim Diaspora and the Islamic World.” In Shireen T. Hunter, ed. Islam in Europe: The New Social, Cultural and Political Landscape (Westport, Ct.: Greenwood Publishers, 2002).
“Foreign Policy Debate: Propaganda, the Satans, and Other Misunderstandings,” with Robert Satloff and Shibley Telhami SAIS Review (Summer-Fall, 2001).
“Islamic Fundamentalism in the Middle East and Southwest Asia,” UNHCR/Writenet, UNHCR website, 2001.
“Islam and the West: Muslim Voices of Dialogue,” with John Voll, Millennium (January 2001).
“The Significance of Religion for Global Order.” In John L. Esposito and Michael Watson, eds., Religion and Global Order (University of Wales Press, 2000).
“Political Islam and Global Order.” In John L. Esposito and Michael Watson, eds., Religion and Global Order (University of Wales Press, 2000).
“Islam and Nationalism,” al-Marifa (April 2000).
“Rethinking U. S. Foreign Policy & Islam after Kosovo,” with Vali R. Nasr, Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 1, No 1 (February 2000).
“The Challenge of Pluralism in the Millennium.” In Bill Moyers, Genesis and the Millennium: An Essay on Religious Pluralism in theTwenty-first Centrury (Waco, Texas: Baylor University, 2000).
“Is Islamism a Threat? A Debate,” with Graham Fuller, Martin Kramer, and Daniel Pipes, Middle East Quarterly, Vol. VI, No 4 (December 1999).
“Contemporary Islam: Revolution or Reformation?” In John L. Esposito, ed., The Oxford History of Islam (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999).
“Religion in the Middle East,” (with Muqtedar Khan). In Deborah J. Gerner, (ed.) Understanding the Contemporary Middle East (Boulder, CO: 1999).
“Islamic Economics.” In Jacob Neusner, (ed.) Religious Belief and Economic Behavior (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1999).
"The Islamic Factor." In Phebe Marr, (ed.) Egypt at the Crossroads: Domestic Stability and Regional Role (Washington, D.C.: National Defense

University Press, 1999).


“Zan va Islam: Bahseh Dagheh Javame-eh Eslami" (Woman and Islam: The Heated Debate in Islamic Societies) Zanan, no. 53 (Khordad l378/May-June l999).
“Is Islam Inherently Incompatible with Western Civilization?” Middle East Affairs Journal (Summer/Fall, 1998).
“Clash of Civilizations?’ Contemporary Images of Islam in the West.” In Gema Martin Munoz, (ed.) Islam, Modernism and the West, (London: I.B. Taurus, 1999).
“Muslims in America or American Muslims.” In Yvonne Y. Haddad and John L. Esposito, (eds.) Muslims on the Americanization Path (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1998).
"Religion and Global Affairs: Political Challenges," SAIS Review (Spring 1998).
"Political Islam: From the Center to the Periphery." In Repositioning Islam in the Current World Order (Portugal, 1998).
"Islamic Fundamentalism," Microsoft Encarda (1998).
"Claiming the Center: Political Islam in Transition," Harvard International Review (Spring 1997).
"Imagines contemporaneos del Islam en Occidents," Revista de Occidente. In Gema Martin Munoz, (ed.) (Toledo, Spain: Fundacion Jose Ortega y Gasset, 1997).
"Political Islam and Gulf Security," in John L. Esposito, (ed.) Political Islam: Revolution, Radicalism, or Reform? (Boulder, Colorado: Lynne Rienner Publ. 1997).
"Political Islam: A Threat to the West?" der Uberblick (1996).
"Religion and Politics in Modern Islamic Thought." In Jacob Neusner, (ed.) Religion and Politics (Atlanta: Scholars Press,

1996).
"Fundamentalisms and Development," (Paris: Unesco, 1996).


"Jihad: The Struggle for Islam." In Jacob Neusner and William Scott Green, (eds.) Introduction To Religion: What Religions Do (Westminster/John Knox Press, 1995).
"Population Ethics/Islamic Perspectives." In Warren T. Reich (ed.) Encyclopedia of Bioethics (New York: Macmillan,1995).
"The Study of Modern Muslim Societies: Where Did We Go Wrong?" In Jacob Neusner, ed. Religion and the Social Order, (Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1995).
"Islam and Modernity," Religion and Tolerance (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: Institute for Islamic Understanding, 1995).
“Islamic Movements, the Arab-Israeli Peace Negotiations, and the Role of Regional Players.” In Hooshang Amirahmadi and Eric Hoogland, eds. US-Iran Relations (Washington, D.C.: The Middle East Institute, 1994).
"Symposium: Resurgent Islam in the Middle East," Middle East Policy 3:2 (1994).
"Islam and the Challenge of Democracy." In Richard Bulliet, ed. Democracy Under Seige, (New York: Columbia University,

1994).
John L. Esposito and John O. Voll, "Islam's Democratic Essence," Middle East Quarterly (September 1994).


"Democracy, Islamic Movements, and the State." In Y'slam ve Demokrasi (Islam and Democracy) (Istanbul: Tuses Yay, 1994).
"Islamische Bedrohung - Mythos oder Realitat?" In Islam - A Challenge for Christianity, Concilium, Vol. 3, (1994).
"Islamic Fundamentalism," Britannica Book of the Year, (Encyclopedia Britannica,1994).
"Understanding Islam," International Yearbook, 1994,

(Collier's Yearbook, 1994).


"Islam in the World and in America." In Jacob Neusner, (ed.) World Religions in America: An Introduction, (Westminster/John Knox Press, 1994).
"Islam and the West: Beyond the Green Menace," Current History (January, 1994).
"Political Islam and U.S. Foreign Policy," Brown Journal of Foreign Affairs (1994).
"Desecularizing Government in the Subcontinent: An Islamic Pakistan?” In David Smith, (ed.) From Containment to Stability: Pakistan-U.S. Relations in the Post Cold War Era, (Washington,

D. C.: NDU Press, 1993).


"Revival and Reform in Contemporary Islam." In William M. Shea, (ed.) The Struggle Overthe Past: Fundamentalism in the Modern World, (Washington, D.C.: University Press of America,1993).
"Islam, Democracy, and U.S. Foreign Policy: the Challenge of Islamic Movements." In Phebe Marr and William Lewis, (eds.) Riding the Tiger: The Middle East Challenge After the Gulf War, (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press, 1993).

"Islamic Fundamentalism: The Force of the Twenty First Century?" Australia and World Affairs (Spring, 1992).


"Democratization in the Middle East," in The Middle East (Washington, D.C.: Committee on Foreign Relations, 1991.)
"Islam as a Political Force in the Maghreb," Qiraat Siyasiyyah (Fall 1991).
John L. Esposito and James P. Piscatori, "Democratization and Islam," The Middle East Journal (Summer 1991).
"The Gulf War, Islamic Movements and the New World Order," The Iranian Journal of International Affairs (Spring 1991).
"Trailblazers of the Islamic Resurgence." In Yvonne Y. Haddad et. al. (eds.) The Islamic Revival: An Analysis and Annotated Bibliography (Westport, CT.: Greenwood Press, 1991).
"Ismail R. al-Faruqi: Muslim Scholar-Activist." In Yvonne Y. Haddad, (ed.) The Muslims of America (New York: Oxford University Press, 1991).
"Jihad in a World of Shattered Dreams: Islam, Arab Politics and the Gulf Crisis," Vandkunsten: konflikt, politik, & historie, (November 1990).
John L. Esposito and John O. Voll, "Khurshid Ahmad: Muslim Activist-Economist," The Muslim World (January 1990).
"The Iranian Revolution: A Ten Year Perspective." In The Iranian Revolution: Its Global Impact (University of Florida Press, 1990).
"Islam in Arab Politics", The World and I (Washington, D.C., February, 1990).
"Religion and Sociopolitical Thought: Islam." In C.H. Fu, (ed.) Movements and Issues in World Religions: Selected Issues, Vol. 2, (Westport, CT.: Greenwood Press, 1989).
"Sudan." In Shireen T. Hunter, (ed.) The Politics of Islamic Revivalism, (Indiana: The University of Indiana Press, 1988).
"The Impact of Islam" (with Byron L. Haines), issue of Pro Mundi Vita (Brussels, June, 1987). English, French, Dutch, Italian and German editions.
"Islamic Fundamentalism and the Challenge to United States Diplomacy." In Coral Bell, (ed.) Politics, Diplomacy and Islam (Canberra: The Australian National University, 1987).
"Islam" in The New Dictionary of Theology (Wilmington, Delaware: Michael Glazier, 1988).
"Tradition and Modernization in Islam." In C.H. Fu, (ed.) Movements and Issues in World Religions: Religion, Ideology and Politics, Vol. 1, (Westport, CT.: Greenwood Press, 1987).
"Numayri's Islamization of the Sudan" in The Muslim World, July-October, 1986. Revised version, "Sudan." In Shireen T. Hunter, (ed.) The Politics of Islamic Revivalism: Diversity and Unity, Indiana: University of Indiana Press, 1987).
"Islam in the Politics of the Middle East", Current History, February, 1986.
"Modern Islamic Sociopolitical Thought." in J.K. Hadden and A. Shupe, (eds.) Prophetic Religions and Politics, (N.Y.: Paragon House, 1986).
"Islam, Ideology and Politics in Pakistan." In Myron Weiner and Ali Banuazizi, (eds.) The State, Religion, and Ethnic Politics, (Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1986).
Islamic Revivalism, Occasional Paper No. 3 of The Muslim World Today (Washington, D.C.: American Institute for Islamic Affairs, 1985).
"Islamic Fundamentalism and Radicalism" in Islamic Fundamentalism and Islamic Radicalism (Washington, D.C.: Committee on Foreign Affairs, 1985).
"Muslim Societies Today: Search for identity." In Marjorie Kelly, (ed.) Islam: The Political and Religious Life of a Community, (New York: Praeger, 1984).
"Islam and Politics," Harvard International Review, May, 1984.
"Law in Islam." In Yvonne Y. Haddad, (ed.) The Islamic Impact, (Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press, 1983).
"Muhammad Iqbal and the Islamic State." In John L. Esposito, (ed.) Voices of Resurgent Islam (New York: Oxford University Press, 1983), ch. 8.
"Teaching Contemporary Islam," CSR Bulletin, April 1983.
"Islamization: Religion and Politics in Pakistan," Muslim World, July, 1982.
"Religion and Politics in the Middle East," The Middle East Journal, Summer, 1982.
"Perspectives on Islamic Legal Reform: The Case of Pakistan," Journal of International Law and Politics, Fall, 1980.
"Pakistan: Quest for Islamic Identity." In John L. Esposito, (ed.) Islam and Development: Religion and Sociopolitical Change (Syracuse, New York: Syracuse University Press, 1980), ch. 8.
"Modern Muslim Family Law Reform", Scrutiny, Fall 1978.
"Muslim Family Law Reform in Pakistan," Journal of Malaysian Comparative Law, December, 1977.
"Islam." In Nicholas Piediscalzi, (ed.) Teaching About Religion in Public Schools, (Sacramento: Argus Books, 1977).
"Muslim Family law Reform: Towards an Islamic Methodology," Islamic Studies, Spring, 1976.
"The Changing Status of Muslim Women," Islam in the Modern Age, February, 1976.
"Women's Rights in Islam," Islamic Studies, June, 1975.
* Many of the above publications have been translated into more than 40 languages, including: Arabic, Turkish, Bahasa Malaysia/Indonesia, Urdu, Persian, Bengali, Japanese, Chinese, Uyghur, Russian, Spanish, Portugese, French, German, Italian, Dutch, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian, Romanian and Bulgarian.
Forthcoming Books
The Oxford History of Islam, 2nd ed., Editor-in-Chief (and an author), (in press New York: Oxford University Press 2014).
World Religions Today, 5th ed. With Darrell Fasching and Todd Lewis (in press New York: Oxford University Press 2014).
John L. Esposito and John O. Voll, The Arab Spring, Islam, and the Struggle for Democracy (New York: Oxford University Press, 2014).
John L. Esposito, What Everyone Needs to Know about Sharia (New York: Oxford University Press).
Editorial Boards
2013 The Washington Review of Turkish & Eurasian Affairs
2010 International Advisory Board of Islamopedia Online
2009- Series Editor: Oxford Library of Islamic Studies

2009- Katha: Journal of Civilizational Dialogue


2007- International Dialogue, A Multidisciplinary Journal of World Affairs
2007- International Advisory Board of the Encyclopedia of Islamic Economics
2007 - Co-editor, Middle East Journal of Culture and Communication
2006 - Edinburgh History of Islamic Empires
2006 - Religion Compass
2005 - Editor in Chief, Oxford Online Resource Center for the Islamic World
2005 - Editor in Chief, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam (6 vols.)
2004 - Muslim World Journal of Human Rights
2002- Editor in Chief, The Islamic World: Past and Present (Oxford

University Press)


1999- Studies in Contemporary Islam

1999- International Encyclopedia of Islamic Economics


1998- General Editor, Religion and Global Politics Series, Oxford

University Press.

1998- Editor in Chief, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, Oxford

University Press


1998- Global Dialogue

1998- American Muslim Quarterly

1997- Discourse: An Iranian Quarterly
1996- Periodica Islamica.

1995-99 Editor, The Oxford History of Islam, Oxford

University Press
1990-95 Editor in Chief, The Oxford Encyclopedia of the

Modern Islamic World, Oxford University Press
1995-2004 Co-Editor, Journal of Islam and Christian-Muslim

Relations.
1995- Journal of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs
1994- Middle East Policy

1994- 2012 Journal of Church and State

1993 - Islamic Studies
1991 - 99 International Journal of Middle East Studies

1990 - The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

1989 - Journal of South Asian and Middle East Studies
1988-92 MESA Bulletin
1987-90 Contemporary Issues in the Middle East Series,

Syracuse University Press



Professional Leadership Positions
2013 President, American Academy of Religion

2012 President Elect, American Academy of Religion

2011 Vice President, American Academy of Religion

2005-2010 President of the Executive Scientific Committee for La Maison de la Mediterranee’s 2005-2010 project, “The Mediterranean, Europe and Islam: Actors in Dialogue.”

1998- 2004 Vice Chair, Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy

1991-93 President, New England Council for Middle East

Studies

1989-92 President, American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies



1988-89 President, Middle East Studies Association.

1987-88 President-Elect, Middle East Studies Association.

1986-89 Vice-President, American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies.

UN Alliance of Civilizations (AoC) High Level Group and Ambassador

World Economic Forum’s Council of 100 Leaders

E. C. European Network of Experts on De-Radicalisation


Board Memberships:

2010-2013 American Academy of Religion


2010- British Council Advisory Board, Our Shared Future
2009- Advisory Board, Institute for Global Engagement
2008- World Congress for Middle East Studies
2007- 2009 Member of EC's European Network of Experts on De-Radicalisation Committee on Terrorism

2006- 2009 SSRC Working Group on Religion, Secularism, and International

Affairs"

2004- 2012 Founding Member and Advisory Board of One Nation

2002- 2012 Chair: Academic Steering Committee, Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies, Tufts University

2002- 2009 Middle East Institute


1998- Honorary Board, American Iranian Council

1992-96 Center for the International Exchange of Scholars (Fulbright)

& Chair of Middle East Studies Area Committee.

1984 - American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies;



1984 - 1989 President's Council, Center for Near Eastern Studies, New York University.

1983-86 Middle East Studies Association.


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