R. Scott Appleby

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R. Scott Appleby is the Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs and a professor of history at the University of Notre Dame. From 2000 to 2014 he was John M. Regan Jr. Director of Notre Dame's Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He co-directs, with Ebrahim Moosa and Atalia Omer, the Contending Modernities project, which explores the interaction among Catholic, Muslim, and secular forces in the modern world. His research examines the various ways in which religious movements and organizations shape, and are shaped by national, regional, and global dynamics of governance, deadly conflict, international relations, and economic development. Appleby co-directed the Fundamentalism Project from 1988 to 1993. His publications include The Oxford Handbook on Religion, Conflict and Peacebuilding (2015, ed. with Atalia Omer), The Ambivalence of the Sacred: Religion, Violence and Reconciliation (2000), and Spokesmen for the Despised: Fundamentalist Leaders of the Middle East (1997). Appleby holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.
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