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Prof. Khalil al-Anani

Dr. Khalil al-Anani is Professor of Politics and International Relations and a Visiting Scholar at Princeton University's Department of Politics. He taught at several prestigious universities including Johns Hopkins University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, and George Mason University. 

​Prof. al-Anani's research focuses Comparative Politics, Democratization, Middle Eastern Politics, State Violence, Counterinsurgency, Religion and Politics, Islamism, Social Movements, Egyptian Politics, and the Arab World. He is a leading academic expert on Islamism particularly the Muslim Brotherhood and Salafism where he spent the last two decades researching them.

Prof. al-Anani has published several books (in English and Arabic) including Islamism and Revolutions Across the Middle East (Bloomsbury&I.B.Tauris, 2021), After the Arab Revolutions: Decentring Democratic Transition Theory (co-edited, Edinburgh University Press, 2021), Inside the Muslim Brotherhood: Religion, Identity, and Politics (Oxford University Press, 2016), Elections and Democratization in the Middle East (co-editor, Palgrave MacMillan, 2014), and The Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt: Gerontocracy Fighting against Time? (in Arabic) (Cairo: Shorouk Press, 2007).

Prof. al-Anani published several per-reviewed articles at different journals such as Democratization, Religion and Politics,The Middle East Journal, Sociology of Islam, Digest of Middle East Studies, The Orient, etc. He also published policy papers and op-ed pieces in leading newspapers including the Washington Post, Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, CNN, Al-Monitor, etc. He participated in several international conferences and gave lectures at different academic institutions such as Harvard University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, and Florida International University.

Prof. al-Anani holds Ph.D. in Political Science from Durham University (UK).

“Respond to every call 
that excites your spirit.”

                                               Jalaluddin Rumi

Islamism and Revolution Across the Middle East

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Inside the Muslim Brotherhood

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After the Arab Revolutions

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Democratization and Elections in the Middle East

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Inside the Middle East: Q&A with Khalil Al-Anani

at Harvard Kennedy School

Assessing the Arab Spring after five years at the American University of Beirut (AUB)

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