Reflections on Muslim History and the Modern World
Hillel Fradkin is a senior fellow of the Hudson Institute where he directs its Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World. He is the founder of Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, the leading journal on contemporary Islamism (sometimes known as militant or radical Islam) which he co-edits with Husain Haqqani, Hassan Mnemneh and Eric Brown. He is also general editor of Hudsons monograph series on contemporary Islam and Islamism as well as the centers website www.futureofmuslimworld.com. Fradkin writes on both classical and contemporary Islam as well as Middle Eastern politics, American foreign and security policy and international relations. In addition to work on Islamic history and thought he has also written on the history of the problematic relationship of religion and politics as well as the history of Jewish thought.
Fradkin received his degree in Islamic Studies from the University of Chicago in 1978 for work done under the direction of the late Pakistani theologian Fazlur Rahman and was also a student of Muhsin Mahdi of Harvard University. He received a B.A. in Government from Cornell University.