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Professor, Islam and Global Affairs, University of Delaware

Dr. Muqtedar Khan is a Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. He was the academic director of the US State Departments’ National Security Institute, 2016-2019 and is the academic director of the American Foreign Policy Institute, 2019-2021, at the Institute for Global Studies, UD. He was a Senior Nonresident Fellow of the Brookings Institution (2003-2008) and a Senior Fellow with the Center for Global Policy (2017-2020). He is the author of the award-winning book Islam and Good Governance: Political Philosophy of Ihsan published in April 2019 by Palgrave Macmillan. He is also the author of several other books: American Muslims: Bridging Faith and Freedom (2002), Jihad for Jerusalem: Identity and Strategy in International Relations (2004), Islamic Democratic Discourse (2006), Debating Moderate Islam (University of Utah Press, 2007). His articles and commentaries can be found at His academic publications can be found at He hosts a Youtube show called Khanversations at:


  • 2005–present
    Professor, University of Delaware
  • 2005–present
    Professor, University of Delaware
  • 2014–2020
    Senior Fellow, Center for Global Policy
  • 2001–2016
    Senior Fellow, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
  • 2003–2008
    Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution


  • 2000 
    Georgetown University, PH.D.
  • 1998 
    Georgetown University, M.A.
  • 1995 
    Florida International University, MS
  • 1989 
    Bombay U (SPJIMR), MMS (MBA)
  • 1987 
    Osmania U (MJCET), BE (ECE)