Dr. Muqtedar Khan is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. He earned his Ph.D. in International Relations, Political Philosophy, and Islamic Political Thought, from Georgetown University in May 2000.
He founded the Islamic Studies Program at the University of Delaware and was its first Director from 2007-2010.
Dr. Khan is a Fellow with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding. He was a Senior Nonresident Fellow with the Brookings Institution [2003-2008] and a Fellow of the Alwaleed Center at Georgetown University [2006-2007]. He has been the President, Vice President and General Secretary of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists.
He is the author of American Muslims: Bridging Faith and Freedom (Amana, 2002), Jihad for Jerusalem: Identity and Strategy in International Relations (Praeger, 2004), Islamic Democratic Discourse (Lexington Books, 2006) and Debating Moderate Islam: The Geopolitics of Islam and the West (University of Utah Press, 2007).
Dr. Khan frequently comments on BBC, CNN International, FOX and VOA TV, Bridges TV, NPR and other radio and TV networks. His political commentaries appear regularly in newspapers in over 20 countries. He has lectured in North America, East Asia, Middle East and Europe . Dr. Khan is from Hyderabad in India. He is married to Reshma and has a son Rumi, and a daughter Ruhi.
His articles on Islam and American Muslims can be read at www.ijtihad.org and his commentaries on global politics can be read at www.Glocaleye.org.
Media Articles About Dr. Muqtedar Khan’s Work
- The Prose of Khan, by Drew Ostroski, Delaware Today, June 2008.
- Soft Voice, Strong Message, by Gary Soulsman, The News Journal, April, 2, 2006.
- Who Owns Islamic Law by David Glen, Chronicle of Higher Education 02.2.5.2005
- Muslims Who Love America by Peter Brownfeld, Doublethink, 02.14.2005.
- A Liberal Muslim goes to America by Iyanatul Islam, The Daily Star, 10.06.2004.
- Muslims Debate Diverging Loyalties by Caryle Murphy, The Washington Post, 11.19.2001.
- The Mufti in the Chat Room by Emily Wax, The Washington Post, July 31, 1999.
- Idea for Ijtihad By Stan Nelson, Pueblo Chieftain, September 16, 2006
- Voices of Muslim Reformers By Charles Strohmer, Religion Online, August 9, 2005.
- Tomorrow’s Islam, ABC, Australia.