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Letter from the Editor

John L. Esposito, Editor in Chief

One of the most renowned scholars in the field of Islamic studies in the United States, Editor in Chief John L. Esposito provides a regular commentary for visitors to the site. These letters discuss topics pertaining to this resource and the Islamic world, developments on the site and other issues.

John L. Esposito

For years, I have been speaking at numerous venues on the issues of religion, extremism, foreign policy, and interfaith relations. Among the many events was the Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith Based Organizations in International Affairs, held at the United Nations in early 2016. In many ways, the brief presentation I gave encapsulates the work we have been doing at Oxford Islamic Studies Online, with its emphasis on dialogue, scholarship, and government policies that are rooted in facts and data rather than stereotypes and outdated narratives. You can view the full discussion here.

I hope you find this video illuminating. And as always, thank you so much for visiting our site.

John L. Esposito
Editor in Chief
Oxford Islamic Studies Online
November 2016

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