Olivier Roy

Olivier Roy  is presently Professor at the European University Institute (Florence): he is the scientific adviser of the Middle East Directions programme at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies.

He is the author of, among other books, “The failure of political Islam” (Harvard UP 1994), “Globalized Islam” (Columbia University Press, 2004), and more recently of “Holy Ignorance” Hurst/ Oxford UP, 2010, : “Jihad and Death”, Hurst/OUP (2017). 

French National Centre for Scientific Research; Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales;
Senior Researcher; Professor