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Olivier Roy


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Olivier Roy is joint-chair at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies and Department of Political and Social Sciences at European University Institute, and heads the ReligioWest research project. He previously was head of the OSCE’s mission to Tajikistan and a consultant for the UN Office of the Coordinator for Afghanistan. He is the author, among other books, of Globalized Islam (2004), Holy Ignorance: When Religion and Culture Part Ways (2010), and Is Europe Christian? (2019).

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