Dr. Louay Safi is Professor of Political Science and Islamic Thought at CIS and Senior Fellow with the Institute of Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU) and Georgetown University’s Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU).
Dr. Safi has been active in defending human rights and promoting democracy for over two decades.
He is a prolific author and frequent speaker on issues of human rights, the Middle East, peace, leadership, and Islam and the West, and an advocate of human rights and civil liberties.
He has authored 20 books, including “The Qur’anic Narrative” (Praeger 2008), “Tensions and Transitions in the Muslim World” (University Press of America, 2003), “Peace and the Limits of War” (IIIT 2001), and “The Challenge of Modernity” (University Press of America, 1994).
He has considerable experience in developing communications strategy as the Communications Director of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) and the official spokesperson of the main Syrian Opposition.
Dr. Safi has appeared on numerous radio and TV programs, including CNN, BBC, Monte Carlo, Fox News, Sky News, Voice of America, PBS, Middle East TV (MBC), Aljazeera News and Aljazeera English, Al Arabiya News, Russia Today, Alhurra, Malaysian TV, Turkish TV, Syrian TV, Canada TV (CTV), Future TV, and others.
CIS, HBKU2019 – Present
College of Public Policy (CPP), HBKU2019 – Present
Georgetown University2010 – 2011
Indiana University and Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)2009 – 2010
Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU), Georgetown University2007 – Present
Institute of Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)2007 – Present
Center for Leadership Development, Indianapolis2004 – 2010
George Washington University2001 – 2002
International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), Washington, DC1999 – 2003
Association of Muslim Social Scientists1999 – 2003
American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences1999 – 2003
International Islamic University of Malaysia1997 – 1999
International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), Washington, DC1995 – 1997
International Islamic University of Malaysia1994 – 1997
Wayne State University (WSU), Michigan1988 – 1992
Wayne State University1992
Wayne State University1988
Wayne State University1985
In Maqasid al-Shari'ah: Conceptualizations and Implications. Kuala Lumper, Malaysia: Trust Books.2018
In Religious Leadership: A Reference Handbook. SAGE Publications.2013
In Langwith, J. (Ed.), Human Rights (Opposing Viewpoints). Detroit, MI: Greenhaven Press.2008
Islamophobia and Anti-Americanism: Causes and Responses. Beltsville, Maryland: Amana Publications.2007
Religion, Violence and Peace: Continuing Conversations and Study Guide. Hartford, CT: Sacred Heart University.2005
Muslim Contribution to Civilization. London, England: IIIT and AMSS.2005
Washington, DC: Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. https://www.ispu.org/blaming-islam-examining-the-religion-building-enter...2006