Occasional Papers

The Occasional Papers series is a set of publications produced by the Center discussing relevant topics in Islam and Muslim-Christian relations. The publications are the work of both past and present Center fellows, as well as other scholarly experts in the field of comparative religious studies and international relations.

The following is a selection of current titles offered by the Center:

"Iran, Islam, and the Struggle for Identity and Power in the Islamic Republic of Iran"
Shireen T. Hunter
Georgetown University

"Tunisia at the Crossroads: An Interview with Sheikh Rachid al-Ghannouchi"
Noureddine Jebnoun
With Foreword by John L. Esposito
Georgetown University

"The Regional and International Politics of Rising Sectarian Tensions in the Middle East and South Asia"
Shireen T. Hunter
Georgetown University

"A Common Word and the Future of Muslim-Christian Relations"
Edited by John Borelli
With Foreword by John L. Esposito

"Islamophobia and the Challenges of Pluralism in the 21st Century"

"Pluralism in Muslim-Christian Relations"
John L. Esposito
Georgetown University

"Islam, the West, and Jerusalem"
Walid Khalidi
Georgetown University

"Reconstituting Islam"
Aziz Al-Azmeh
University of Exeter, United Kingdom

"Jerusalem"
Sari Nusseibeh
Al-Quds University, Jerusalem

"Freedom and Creation in the Abrahamic Traditions"
David Burrell, C.S.N.
University of Notre Dame

"Christianity and Islam in Africa’s Political Experience: Piety, Passion, and Power"
Ali A. Mazrui
State University of New York

"The Need for Civilizational Dialogue"
Anwar Ibrahim
Georgetown University

"The Children of Adam: An Islamic Perspective on Pluralism"
Mohamed Fathi Osman
Georgetown University

"Muslim-Christian Relations: Dialogue in Lebanon"
John J. Donohue, S.J.
St. Joseph’s University, Lebanon

"Christian-Muslim Relations in the Twenty-First Century"
Cardinal Frances Arinze
Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, The Vatican

"Arab and Muslim Stereotyping in American Popular Culture"
Jack Shaheen
Southern Illinois University

"The Significance of Early Arab-Christian Thought for Muslim-Christian Understanding"
Samir Khalil Samir, S.J.
St. Joseph’s University, Lebanon

"Averroes, Aquinas, and the Rediscovery of Aristotle in Western Europe"
Majid Fakhry
Georgetown University

"Islamic-Christian Dialogue: Problems and Obstacles to be Pondered and Overcome"
Seyyed Hossein Nasr
Georgetown University

"Linking Ethics and Economics: The Role of Ijtihad in the Regulation and Correction of Capital Markets"
Tahar Al-Alwani & Waleed El-Ansary
School of Islamic and Social Sciences (Leesburg, Virginia)

"The Qur’an on Religious Pluralism"
Abdulaziz Sachedina
University of Virginia

"Islam and the West: Common Cause or Clash?"
Ralph Braibanti
Georgetown University

"Islam in a Modern State, Democracy and the Concept of Shura"
Mohamed Fathi Osman
Georgetown University