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Professor John L. Esposito

Georgetown University

Director, Center for Christian-Muslim Understanding

Prof. John L. Esposito is Founding Director of the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Walsh School of Foreign Service. He is also a Professor of Religion and International Affairs and of Islamic Studies at GeorgetownUniversity. Prof. Esposito has served as consultant to the U.S. Department of State and other agencies, European and Asian governments and corporations, universities, and the media worldwide. A former President of the Middle East Studies Association of North America and the American Council for the Study of Islamic Societies, Vice Chair of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy, and member of the World Economic Forum’s Council of 100 Leaders, he is a member of the E. C. European Network of Experts on De-Radicalization and an ambassador for the UN Alliance of Civilizations.