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Gema Martín Muñoz

Director of the Casa Árabe (Madrid) and the Instituto Internacional de Estudios Árabes y del Mundo Musulmán (Cordoba) and professor of Sociology of the Arab World, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.

A sociologist and expert in the Arab world, she is director of the Casa Árabe (Arab House) de Madrid and is Professor of Sociology of the Arab World at the Autonomous University of Madrid. She participated in the Commission of Inquiry into the Al Qaeda attack in Madrid in 2004. She is a founder-member of the Network On Comparative Research on Islam and Muslims in Europe, which is coordinated by University of Paris-Sorbonne, and is also a member of the advisory council of the European Institute of Mediterranean Studies. She was an EU observer in the presidential and legislative elections of the Palestinian National Authority in 2006 and, the same year, was awarded the Grand Order of Science and the Arts of the Egyptian Government. She has been a visiting professor at the universities of Harvard, Georgetown and Princeton. Notable among her recent publications is Iraq, un fracaso de Occidente (Iraq, a Failure of the West, Tusquets, 2003).

Has participated in

Living with Diversity

For a Politics of Hope in Europe

Global Lies, Local Violence

The World after 9/11