Dr Hellyer is a scholar of politics, religion, and security in the West and Muslim communities, particularly in the Arab world, based at the Atlantic Council (USA) and the Royal United Services Institute (UK). A specialist on Islam & modernity, he is also Professor (adjunct) at the Centre for Advanced Studies on Islam, Science & Civilisation (Malaysia), and researched Islamic thought with classically-trained scholars in Egypt, Malaysia, South Africa and Britain. A non-partisan academic, he was invited to be Deputy Convenor of the UK Government’s Working Group into radicalisation. His analysis is regularly sought by outlets such as CNN, BBC, the New York Times and the Guardian. His career has included appointments at Brookings, Harvard, the American University (Cairo) and Gallup. He is author of “Muslims of Europe: the ‘Other’ Europeans”, “A Revolution Undone: Egypt’s Road Beyond Revolt”, and co-author of “A Sublime Path: the Way of the Makkan Sages”.
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