Religious Liberty in the States Advisory Council

Waleed El-Ansary, Ph.D.

Xavier University (OH)

Dr. Waleed El-Ansary is the Helal, Hisham and Laila Edris El-Swedey University Chair in Islamic Studies at Xavier University, where he teaches courses on comparative religion, Islamic studies, and religion and science. His research focuses on the intersection of religion, science, and economics. His most recent book with Alexis Blum, grand rabbi emeritus of Neuilly, and Bishop Claude Dagens, bishop of Angouleme, is Knowing the Religion of the Other, which was arranged through the UNESCO-based Aladdin project to help train young rabbis, priests/preachers, and imams in the Abrahamic traditions for greater mutual understanding and peace. He holds a Ph.D. in Islamic and religious studies from George Washington University and an M.A. in economics from the University of Maryland.

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