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Jocelyne Cesari "has been an associate in the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University since spring 2001 and has also held teaching positions in the anthropology department and at Harvard Divinity School, where she teaches on Islam in in the West and Islam and international relations. Before coming to Harvard, she served as an Associate Research Scholar and Adjunct Professor at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. At Harvard, she is directing the Islam in the West program. A major publication, Encyclopedia of Islam in America, was due to be published by Greenwood Press in 2007 under the auspices of this research program. She has published numerous books and articles in European and American journals. Her most recent books are: When Islam and Democracy Meet: Muslims in Europe and in the United States (Palgrave, 2004) and European Muslims and the Secular State (Ashgate, 2005). Cesari received her PhD in political science from the University of Aix-en-Provence in France and has served as a Senior Research Fellow and Associate Professor at the French National Center for Scientific Research at the Sorbonne, Paris, since fall 1992. Her areas of expertise include Islam and globalization, Muslim minorities in Europe and America, and Islam and politics in North Africa. She has received grants to write the reports "Islam and Fundamental Rights" and "The Religious Consequences of September 11, 2001, on Muslims in Europe" for the European Commission." [1]

  • Advisory Council, European Policy Centre [2]


  1. Jocelyne Cesari, Harvard University, accessed February 22, 2009.
  2. Advisory Council, European Policy Centre, accessed February 22, 2009.

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