Dr. Ahmad S. Moussalli, is a professor of Political Science and Islamic Studies at the American University of Beirut. He has a Ph.D. in Government and Politics, University of Maryland; a M.A. in liberal arts, philosophy, and Islamic studies, Saint John's College, Santa Fe, New Mexico and a B.A. in Islamic studies and English literature, Al-Azhar, University, Cairo, Egypt.
TEACHING EXPERIENCE:Professor since 1988 to the present, Department of Political Studies and Public Administration, American University of Beirut; 1999-2000, Senior Fellow, United States Institute of Peace;1998 Visiting Professor, Center for Christian-Muslim Understanding, Georgetown University, Washington, DC;1997-1998 Visiting Professor, Carsten Niebuhr Institute for Near Eastern Studies, University of Copenhagen, Denmark1994-5 (Summer) Visiting Professor, University of Chicago 1993-4 (Summer) Visiting Professor, University of Pittsburgh, PA, USA
ACADEMIC HONORS:2004 Fulbright Visiting Specialist Award: Access to the Muslim World; 2003 Selection of The Islamic Quest for Democracy, Pluralism, and Human Rights: From Classical and Medieval Roots to Modern Discourses as an Outstanding Academic Book by Choice, The Current Reviews of Academic Books, USA; 2001 Selection of Moderate and Radical Islamic Fundamentalism as an Outstanding Academic Book by Choice, The Current Reviews of Academic Books, USA; 2000 Selection of Historical Dictionary of Islamic Fundamentalist Movements in the Arab World, Iran and Turkey as an Outstanding Academic Book by Choice, The Current Reviews of Academic Books, USA; 1999 Abd al-Hadi al-Dibs Prize in the field of Islamic Sciences; 1999-2000 Senior Fellowship, United States Institute of Peace; 1998-99 Research Grant, Earhart Foundation; 1998 Fulbright Research Grant; 1995-97 Research Grant, Earhart Foundation; 1994 Selection of Radical Islamic Fundamentalism: The Ideological and Political Discourse of Sayyid Qutb as an Outstanding Academic Book by Choice, The Current Reviews of Academic Books, USA, January, 1994; 1993 The 1992 Abdul Hamid Shoman Prize for Young Arab Scientists in the Social Sciences, Amman Jordan; 1993 Islamic Fundamentalism and World Order, A Bestseller Book, International Book Exhibition, 1993
PUBLICATION includes Tens of publications and the following books: Wahhabism, Salafism, and Islamism: Who is the Enemy?; U.S. Foreign Policy and Islamist Politics; Dialectics of Shura and Democracy: Democracy and Human Rights in Islamic Thought; A History of Islamic Legal Theories; Encyclopedia of Islamic Movements in the Arab World, Iran and Turkey; Islamic Movements: Impact on Political Stability in the Arab World; The West, the United States, and Political Islam; The Islamic Quest for Democracy, Pluralism, and Human Rights;
Images of Islam in the Western World and Images of the West in the Islamic World; Roots of the Intellectual’s Crisis in the Arab Homeland; Understanding Islam: Basic Principles; Moderate and Radical Islamic Fundamentalism: the Quest for Modernity, Legitimacy and the Islamic State; Islamic Fundamentalism: Myths and Realities; Radical Islamic Fundamentalism: The Ideological and Political Discourse of Sayyid Qutb; A Theoretical Reading in Islamic Fundamentalist Discourses; World Order and Islamic Fundamentalism.
PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS: including Middle East Institute; MESA; Middle East Studies Association; Society for the History of Islamic Sciences and Philosophy; International Political Science Association; contributing editor, Middle East Studies Association (MESA) Bulletin; reviewer for MESA Bulletin, IJMES, Oxford University Press, University Press of Florida, Journal of Islamic Studies; board member, Journal of World Dialogue and others.