Nile Green

As Ibn Khaldun Endowed Chair in World History at UCLA, Nile Green brings global history into conversation with Islamic history. He has researched and traveled in around 20 Muslim countries, including Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, and Yemen. His many books The Love of Strangers: What Six Muslim Students Learned in Jane Austens London and Global Islam: A Very Short Introduction. Green also hosts the podcast Akbar’s Chamber: Experts Talk Islam, which will be featuring a discussion with Leor Halevi.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

Reading Voltaire in Damascus?

Nile Green is enlightened by “Enlightenment on the Eve of Revolution: The Egyptian and Syrian Debates” by Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab....


Mystics and Interlopers

"How effective are Islamic states at satisfying the religious needs of their citizens?" Nile Green on "The Iranian Metaphysicals."...


Lost Voices from the Indian Ocean

Nile Green on Francis R. Bradley's "Forging Islamic Power and Place:The Legacy of Shaykh Daud bin ’Abd Allah al-Fatani in Mecca and Southeast Asia."...


Islam’s Forgotten Booklovers

Nile Green on the literary, critical, avant-garde, and unorthodox voices that have always been part of Muslim societies....


From Tehrangeles to Kashmir

For most residents of Southern California, the large Persian community in Westwood's "Tehrangeles" is just another example of US immigration history....


Winding Between Myth and Politics: The Silk Road

Historian Nile Green talks the delusions of romance, global capitalism, and the Silk Road in Valerie Hansen’s The Silk Road: A New History and James A. Millward’s The Silk Road: A Very Short Introduction....

Winding Between Myth and Politics: The Silk Road
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