One of the leading Western authorities on Islam and the Arab world, Gilles Kepel teaches at Sciences Po and is a member of the Institut Universitaire de France. He has also frequently taught at NYU, Columbia, and The London School of Economics. Kepel is the author of numerous books which have been translated into many languages. Among them The Prophet and the Pharaoh (1985), The Revenge of God: The Resurgence of Islam, Christianity and Judaism in the Modern World (1993), Allah in the West: Islamic Movements in America and Europe (1997), Bad Moon Rising: A Chronicle of the Middle East today (2004), Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam (2003), The Roots of radical Islam (2005), The War for Muslim Minds: Islam and the West (2006), Beyond Terror and Martyrdom: The Future of the Middle East (2009) as well as Passion Arabe (2013, Prix Pétrarque de l’essai France Culture – Le Monde) and more recently Passion Française (2014). Gilles Kepel writes regularly for Le Monde and The New York Times, La Repubblica, and El Pais and has a weekly radio program on France Culture, entitled Le monde selon Gilles Kepel.
Writer, journalist, television producer and host, Un Livre un jour (France 3 and TV5); author of L’Ami posthume: Gérard Philippe; Je ne suis pas là; Le fils perdu; Un Livre un jour, un livre toujours
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