Olivier Roy

European University Institute, Florence

Olivier Roy is a professor at the European University Institute in Florence. Among his books are The Failure of Political Islam, The New Central Asia, and Islamist Networks: The Afghan-Pakistan Connection (with Mariam Abou Zahab).

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Secularism Confronts Islam

NOV 5, 2007 Transcript

Secularism Confronts Islam

What we are witnessing in Europe," says Olivier Roy, "is a transformation from an ethnic minority into a faith community. These people want to be ...

MAR 30, 2006 Podcast

Globalized Islam: The Search for a New Ummah

The spread of Islam around the globe has blurred the connection between a religion, a specific society, and a territory, says Roy. This phenomenon is ...