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Sam Cherribi


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Sam Cherribi is a senior lecturer in Emory University's Department of Middle Eastern and South Asian Studies and a former member of parliament in the Netherlands. He conducts research on European politics, Islam in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, EU governance, and development in low-income countries. While in parliament from 1994 to 2002 he represented the Netherlands in the Assembly of the Council of Europe and the Assembly of the West European Union. Cherribi is the director of the Emory Development Initiative; he is also affiliated with the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis at the University of Amsterdam. He is the author of In the House of War: Dutch Islam Observed (2010) and "Politicians' Perceptions of the Muslim Problem: The Dutch Example in European Context" in Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism (2007). Cherribi holds a Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam.