Peter Mandaville is a nonresident senior fellow with the Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World, as well as a professor of international affairs and director of the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University. At the 2014 U.S.-Islamic World Forum, Mandaville co-convened the working group, “Muslim Communities in Europe and North America: A Transatlantic Dialogue on Contextualized Religion” aimed at addressing the challenge of achieving a contextualized understanding of religion that is suited to the unique circumstances, challenges and opportunities that face religious minorities in contemporary Western societies. At the 2012 Forum, he wrote the "Long Conversation" paper on religion and political civility, and spoke at the event. Mandaville's recent work focuses on the comparative study of religious authority and social movements in the Muslim world, with an emphasis on youth groups, transnational networks, and new media. | View Full Bio

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