Research/Areas of Interest:
International Relations, Middle East
PhD, Harvard University, Cambridge, United States, 1993
MA, Harvard University, Cambridge, United States, 1988
MA, Yale University, New Haven, United States, 1986
BA, Middlebury College, Middlebury, United States, 1981
Malik Mufti teaches courses on international relations and the politics of the Middle East, and is a recipient of the Lillian and Joseph Leibner Award for Distinguished Teaching and Advising. He is the author of Sovereign Creations: Pan-Arabism and Political Order in Syria and Iraq (1996), Daring and Caution in Turkish Strategic Culture: Republic at Sea (2009), and The Art of Jihad: Realism in Islamic Political Thought (2019). His recent journal articles include "Democratizing Potential of the 'Arab Spring': Some Early Observations" (Government and Opposition, July 2015); "Turkey's Choice" (Insight Turkey, Winter 2017); "Ibn Rushd's Political Philosophy in Contemporary Arab Scholarship: A Transient Revival?" (Journal of Islamic and Muslim Studies, May 2017); "Is Ibn Khaldun 'Obsessed' with the Supernatural?" (Journal of the American Oriental Society, July-September 2019); and "Alt�n Bir Elma? Ça�da� Arapça ve Türkçe Ara�t�rmalarda Leo Strauss Alg�s� Üzerine" [A Golden Apple? The Reception of Leo Strauss in Contemporary Arabic and Turkish Scholarship] (FLSF: Felsefe ve Sosyal Bilimler Dergisi, Autumn 2020). His current project is on the encounter between Islam and America.