“Islam and Democracy in the Age of Trump” by Tarek Masoud will explore the roots and historical resonances of suspicion toward Muslim minorities in Western democracies.
Tarek Masoud teaches at Harvard as the Professor of Public Policy and the Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He also serves as Faculty Chair of the Middle East Initiative.
He has written the books Counting Islam: Religion, Class, and Elections in Egypt (Cambridge University Press, 2014) and The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform with Jason Brownlee and Andrew Reynolds (Oxford University Press, 2015), as well as several articles and book chapters. He is a 2009 Carnegie Scholar, a trustee of the American University in Cairo, a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Democracy, and the recipient of grants from the National Science Foundation and the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation, among others. He holds an AB from Brown and a Ph.D from Yale, both in political science.