Professor Mohammed Arkoun
Mohammed Arkoun is Emeritus Professor of Islamic Thought at the Sorbonne, Paris III and a leading contemporary Muslim intellectual. He is the recipient of the 2002 Georgio Levi Della Vida Award in Islamic Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles and delivered the 2001-02 Gifford Lectures at the University of Edinburgh on Islamic Reasonђ. Professor Arkoun is currently a Senior Research Fellow at The Institute of Ismaili Studies as well as serving as a Governor. He is Chair of Islamic Studies at the United States Library of Congress, a jury member of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture and editor of the journal Arabica. Among his numerous writings in several languages are LHumanisme Arabe au IVe/Xe siҨcle (Vrin, 1982), Lectures du Coran (Maisonneuve et Larosse, 1982), LIslam, morale et politique (Desclҩe de Brouwer in association with UNESCO, 1986), Rethinking Islam (Westview, 1994) and The Unthought in Contemporary Islamic Thought (Saqi Books in association with The Institute of Ismaili Studies, 2002).