He is a contributing editor to Current History, and co-editor (with Dale Eickelman) of the Princeton University Press Muslim Politics series. He headed the Ford Foundation-funded "Civil Society in the Middle East" program at New York University in the 1990s, which was co-chaired by Farhad Kazemi.
Norton is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and the Committee on Academic Freedom of the Middle East Studies Association; and he is also co-founder of the Conference Group on the Middle East, and co-founder, in 2002, of the Action Group of Concerned Middle East Scholars, a group based in Boston and Cambridge.
In 1999-2000 Norton was Fulbright Senior Research Fellow in Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon. He was also named Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Oxford University Centre for Islamic Studies for 1999-2000, where he continues to serve as an Academic Board Member.
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