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The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (CSID) is "a non-profit organization, based in Washington DC, dedicated to studying Islamic and democratic political thought and merging them into a modern Islamic democratic discourse," its website states.

"The organization was founded in March 1999 by a diverse group of academicians, professionals, and activists--both Muslim and non-Muslim--from around the USA who agree on the need for the study of and dissemination of reliable information on this complex topic." [1]

Staff

The CSID Executive Committee meets regularly to oversee CSID's operations and is made up of the individuals from the CSID Board of Directors (though non-Board members can and have served on the EC on a case by case basis). CSID's day-to-day operations are run by the following individuals:[2]

  • Radwan Masmoudi, President

Ex-staff

  • Dr. Abdulwahab Alkebsi went from his position as Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy to become the Program Director for the Middle East and North Africa at the National Endowment for Democracy. [1]
  • Aly Abuzakuk, Program Officer for the Middle East and North Africa
  • Sami Bawasla, Program Assistant
  • Zahir Janmohamed, Administrative Associate

Board of directors

  • Antony Sullivan, Acting Chair (1999 - )
  • Radwan Masmoudi, President (1999 - )
  • Akbar S. Ahmed (2003 - )
  • Asma Afsaruddin (2003 - )
  • Asma Barlas (2003 - )
  • Yahya Basha (2005 - )
  • Irvin Borowsky (2005 - )
  • Najib Ghadbian (2005-)
  • Joseph Montville (4/2003 - )
  • Abdulaziz Sachedina (2001 - )
  • Louay M. Safi (1999 - )
  • Robert Schadler (2003 - )

Past directors

  • Sana Abed-Kotob (1999 - 2000)
  • Taha Jaber Al-Alwani (1999 - 52003)
  • Abdulwahab Alkebsi (2000 - 2003)
  • Nimat Hafez Barazangi (2001 - 2004)
  • Jamal Barazanji (1999 - 2003)
  • Charles Butterworth (3/1999 - )
  • Louis J. Cantori (1999 - 2004)
  • John Entelis (1999 - 2001)
  • John L. Esposito (1999 - 2004)
  • M. A. Muqtedar Khan (1999 - 2003)
  • Laila al-Marayati (1999 - 2001)
  • Ali A. Mazrui (1999 - 2004 )
  • Ali Memon (1999 - 2001)
  • Fathi Osman (1999 - 2001)
  • Hesham Reda (1999 - 2000)
  • Tamara Sonn (1999 - 2003)
  • Svend White (12/2001 - 2004 )

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