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Leonard Binder

Distinguished professor emeritus / Department of Political Science

Area of Expertise: Middle Eastern politics, Islamic political thought, religion and politics, comparative politics, Islam

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Leonard Binder, distinguished professor emeritus 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. Binder has done field research in Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Tunisia and Pakistan and is the author of several books on the Near East and Middle East.

Binder is a member of both the Islamic Studies and the Near East Studies interdisciplinary programs.

Media Contacts

Jessica Wolf, 310-825-1046