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John L. Esposito is professor of religion and international affairs, professor of Islamic studies, and founding director of the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at the Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.

Esposito specializes in Islam, political Islam from North Africa to Southeast Asia, and religion and international affairs. He is editor-in-chief of the four-volume The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern Islamic World, The Oxford History of Islam, The Oxford Dictionary of Islam, and The Islamic World: Past and Present.

His more than 35 books include Who Speaks for Islam; Unholy War: Terror in the Name of Islam; and The Islamic Threat: Myth or Reality?

Last Updated: July 11, 2017