Social & Political Sciences

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Louay Safi

Islamic Studies
Hamad bin Khalifa University


Louay M. Safi is professor of political science at Hamad Bin Khalifa University and senior fellow with the Center for Muslim Christian Understanding, Georgetown University. Dr. Safi has taught at several universities, including Wayne State University (WSU), Michigan, (1988-92), the International Islamic University of Malaysia (1994-99), George Washington University (2001-2002), Indiana University and Purdue University at Indianapolis (IUPUI) (2009-2010), and Georgetown University (2010-2011). Dr. Safi has been active in defending human rights and promoting democracy for over two decades. He is a founding member of the Syrian National Council (SNC) and the Syrian National Coalition (2011-14). He is also co-founder and first chair of the Syrian American Council (2005-2011), and co-founder and former board member of the Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy (1999-2007).

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Islamic Studies, Democracy

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