Peter Mandaville

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Peter Mandaville is a senior advisor on religion and global affairs in the US Department of State while on leave as co-director of the Ali Vural Ak Center for Global Islamic Studies and associate professor of Public and International Affairs at George Mason University. Mandaville is also a Brookings Institution nonresident senior fellow. From 2004 to 2010 he was co-director of the Center for Global Studies at George Mason. His research analyzes different forms of religious authority emerging in Islam in the context of globalization, transnational linkages between progressive Muslim movements, Islam in Europe, and grassroots cosmopolitanism. Mandaville previously taught at the University of Kent. He is the author of Global Political Islam (2007, 2011) and Transnational Muslim Politics: Reimagining the Umma (2001), as well as several co-edited manuscripts on international relations and religion. He holds degrees from the University of St. Andrews and the University of Kent and has studied at the American University in Cairo.
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