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Shireen Hunter


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Shireen Hunter is a research professor at Georgetown's Walsh School of Foreign Service and affiliated with the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU). From 2007 to 2014 she was an ACMCU visiting professor, having been a visiting scholar from 2005 to 2007 working on a project on reformist Islam funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. She previously directed the Islam Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, with which she had been affiliated since 1983. She has also held appointments at the Harvard Center for International Affairs and Brookings Institution. From 1965 to 1979 she was with the Iranian foreign service, serving in London, Geneva, and Tehran. Among her numerous publications are God On Our Side: Religion and International Affairs (2016), Iran Divided: The Historical Roots of Iranian Debates on Identity, Culture and Governance in the 21st Century (2014), and Reformist Voices of Islam: Mediating Islam and Modernity (2008).