Dr Heba Raouf Ezzat
Assistant Professor, Political Science, Ibn Haldun University Istanbul, Turkey

Dr Ezzat earned her BA (Honors), MA (Honors) and PhD in Political Science from Cairo University where she was Coordinator of the Civil Society Program for Research and Training and Foreign Relations, Coordinator of the University’s Center for Political Research and Studies and Foreign Relations and Academic Events Coordinator of the Program for Dialogue between Civilizations in the University’s Faculty of Economics and Political Science. Dr Ezzat has been a visiting researcher at the Centre for Democracy of the University of Westminster in London and at Oxford’s Centre for Islamic Studies; a visiting fellow at UC Berkeley (2010) and Georgetown University (2012). Dr. Ezzat is widely published in both English and Arabic on subjects related to Islam,women and politics as well as on citizenship, global democracy, global civil society and Islamic epistemology. She authored a background paper on Gender Equality in the Arab World for the 2006 UN Development Programme’s Arab Human Development Report. Her recent (2015) publications in Arabic include two titles: “The Political Imagination of Islamists” and “Towards a New Civility”. Dr. Ezzat is currently Assistant Professor in political theory at Cairo University and the American University in Cairo, and a visiting fellow at London School of Economics (2015-2016).