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Department of Political Studies and Public Administration

Ahmad Moussalli
Professor of Political Studies

PhD, Government and Politics, University of Maryland, 1985

Biographical Statement:
Dr. Moussalli obtained his Ph.D. in Government and Politics from the University of Maryland in the USA. His work is concentrated on Islamic political history and studies, Islamic political theories, ideologies of contemporary Islamic movements, cultural theory and studies, political philosophy, and international relations. Dr. Moussalli is the recipient of  many academic honors and prizes, including in 2001 selection of Historical Dictionary of Islamic Fundamentalist Movements in the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey as Choice Outstanding Academic book for 2000.

Organizational Affiliations:
Middle East Institute, American Political Science Association, Middle East Studies Association, Society for the History of Islamic Sciences and Philosophy, and International Political Science Association.

Research and Teaching Interests:
Islamic Political History and Studies, Islamic Political Theory, Ideologies of Contemporary Islamic Movements; Sub-Field: Cultural Theory and Studies, Political Philosophy; and International Relations.

Selected Publications:

Images of Islam in the Western World and Images of the West in the Islamic World (Riyadh/Saudi Arabia: Arab-PR, 2002-03)

Roots of the Intellectual’s Crisis in the Arab Homeland (Beirut: Dar al-Fikr al-Mu‘asir, 2002)

The Islamic Quest for Democracy, Pluralism, and Human Rights (Gainesville/FL, Florida University Press, (2001).

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