Tariq Ramadan, a philosopher and writer who is Professor of Contemporary Islamic Studies in the
Faculty of Oriental Studies at Oxford University, has written numerous books
advocating the study and re-interpretation of Islamic texts, and working on the
position of Muslims in the west and within Muslim majority countries: most
recently Arab Awakening (2012) and The Quest for Meaning: Developing a Philosophy of Pluralism (2010). He is an advisor to the EU on religious affairs, in
particular on “Islam and Secularism”, and also the President of the Euro-Muslim
Network, a Brussels-based think-tank. Read a profile of him and interview with openDemocracy’s Rosemary Bechler.