Area of Expertise: Comparative politics; political relations in the Middle East; Islamic political thought and development; history of Pakistan; religion and politics; ethnic conflict and management
Leonard Binder, distinguished professor of political science and past director of the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, is an internationally known specialist on Middle East politics and Islamic political thought.
He has done field research in Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Tunisia and Pakistan and is the author of several seminal books on the Near East and Middle East, including "Religion and Politics in Pakistan," "Iran: Political Development in a Changing Society" and "Islamic Liberalism."
Binder speaks and writes frequently on a variety of topics, including Islamic political thought and international relations and political development in the Middle East.
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