Gilles Kepel at Chatham House in 2012
30 June 1955 |
|Institutions||Paris Institute of Political Studies,
Institut Universitaire de France,
London School of Economics,
New York University,
|Thesis||Le Prophète et le Pharaon (1984)|
|Known for||Political Islam and Arab World|
Gilles Kepel (born 30 June 1955, Paris) is a French political scientist and specialist of the Islam and contemporary Arab world. He is Professor at Sciences Po Paris, formerly known as Institute of Political Studies (IEP) in Paris and member of the Institut Universitaire de France.
He graduated in Arabic and philosophy, with two doctorates in Sociology and Political Sciences. He also taught at New York University in 1994, and at Columbia University in 1995. He chaired the Philippe Roman chair in History and International Relations at the London School of Economics in 2009-2010.
He contributes regularly to Le Monde, The New York Times, La Repubblica, El Pais, and several Arab media. He is a member of the High Council of the Arab World Institute and Academic Director of the Kuwait Program at IEP. In 2010, he was appointed to the Institut Universitaire de France. He was interviewed in the 2004 BBC documentary The Power of Nightmares - The Rise Of The Politics Of Fear.
- Le Prophète et le Pharaon. Aux sources des mouvements islamistes, Paris, Le Seuil, , revised edition 1993.
- Les banlieues de l'Islam. Naissance d'une religion en France, Paris, Le Seuil, , 2nd edition 1991.
- The revenge of God: The resurgence of Islam, Christianity and Judaism in the modern world, Cambridge, Polity, 1994.
- A l'ouest d'Allah, Paris, Le Seuil, , 1996.
- Allah in the West: Islamic movements in America and Europe, Oxford, Polity, 1997.
- Chronique d'une guerre d'Orient, automne 2001. Brève chronique d'Israël et de Palestine', avril-mai 2001, Paris, Gallimard, 2002.
- La Revanche de Dieu: Chrétiens, juifs et musulmans à la reconquête du monde, Paris, Le Seuil, , 2003.
- Jihad : expansion et déclin de l'islamisme, Paris, Gallimard, , revised edition 2003.
- Bad moon rising: A chronicle of the Middle East today, London, Saqi, 2003.
- The War for Muslim Minds: Islam and the West, Cambridge, Mass / London, Belknap Press, 2004. — tranaslation of Fitna. guerre au coeur de l'islam : essai, Paris, Gallimard, 2004.
- Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam, London, I.B. Tauris, 2004.
- The roots of radical Islam, London, Saqi Books, 2005.
- Du jihad à la fitna, Paris, Bayard / BNF, 2005.
- G. Kepel and J-P Milelli (ed.), Al Qaeda in its own words, HUP, 2008.
- Beyond terror and martyrdom: The future of the Middle East, Cambridge, Harvard Belknap Press, 2008.
- Passion arabe (2013)
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