The relationship between the West and the Muslim World is complex. For more than a decade Islam has been a central focus in the media. Yet many of our perceptions are still fraught with inaccuracies and a lack of awareness, which continue to shape policy decisions.
John Esposito is a Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at Georgetown University. Additionally, he is the Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Walsh School of Foreign Service and he serves as a consultant to the Department of State and a number of corporations, universities, and media outlets around the world. Professor Esposito’s has expertise on political Islam and the impact of Islamic movements. He has written more than forty books, many of which have been translated into multiple languages.