Human rights and religious identity

Valentina Colombo | Vita&Pensiero (Italy) |

In November 2013, EFD Senior Fellow Valentina Colombo published a book on “Human rights and religious identity – Islam and Christianity in the Middle East: an historical and legal profile”. Written in cooperation with Luca Galantini, Professor of International Law at the Catholic University of Milan, the book assesses the persecution of Christians in Egypt, Jordan, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and the Palestinian Authority and provides policy recommendations.

The book is in Italian and can be found here.

About Valentina Colombo

Valentina Colombo’s research focuses on democratisation in the Middle East and North Africa. She is particularly focused on liberal intellectuals in the region and the role of women in politics. Valentina teaches geopolitics in the Islamic world at the European University in Rome. As of July 2014, she is also a senior analyst at Wikistrat. Valentina has previously taught Islamic Studies and Arabic language and literature at Bologna University. She regularly appears in Italian media as well as in international press. She has published books including “Christianity in the Arab World” (2013), “Forbidden in the name of Allah” (2010) and “Islam: Instructions for use” (2009).

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