Olivier Roy is a researcher and lecturer. He is research director at the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and a lecturer for both the School for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS) and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (IEP). He has acted as a consultant to the French Foreign Ministry, and served as a United Nations Office for Coordinating Relief in Afghanistan (UNOCA) consultant.
Roy is the author of numerous books on subjects including Iran, Islam, Asian politics. These works include “Globalized Islam: The search for a new ummah”, “Today’s Turkey: A European State?” and “The Illusions of September 11”. His most well-known book, “L’Echec de l’Islam politique” (“The Failure of Political Islam”) (1996), is standard text for students of political Islam.
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