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Ghent University
Center for Third World Studies

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Contact personProf. Dr. Sami Zemni
StreetUniversiteitstraat 8 
Address 9000 - Ghent (Belgium) 
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Employees (in Depart.)11-25 
Organisation TypeResearch Organisation 
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 Fields of activities:
» Religion Studies
» Anthropology
» Area studies
» Political science

 Brief description of your activity focus
Politics within the Middle East and North Africa region, with special reference to political Islam.

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Professor Sami Zemni is professor in political and social sciences at the Center for Third World Studies, Ghent University, Belgium. He coordinates and leads the Middle East and North Africa Research Group.

His area of expertise is politics within the Middle East and North Africa region, with special reference to political Islam. He focuses mainly on developments in Morocco, Algeria, Egypt, democratization in the Arab World as well as conflict in the Arab world.

As a former director of the Center for Islam in Europe (CIE, 2002-2007), he has also written on issues of migration, integration, racism and Islamophobia. As a multilingual researcher that has been giving commentary to several national and international media outlets, Professor Zemni has experience of addressing different audiences. He obtained his master’s at Ghent University in political and social sciences and received a “Diplôme d’Etudes Approfondies” in comparative politics, specializing in the Arab and Islamic World, from the Institut des Etudes Politique and IREMAM at Aix-Marseille III University, France.
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 EU Framework Programme related activities:
» Cultural interactions in an international perspective
» Conflicts, peace and human rights
» Diversities and commonalities in Europe

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