Dr H.A. Hellyer researches the interchange between politics, international studies and religion, within and beyond the academic ivory tower, in the West and the Arab world. A senior associate fellow and scholar at the Royal United Services Institute in London and at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington DC, he publishes on populism, different forms of extremism, and religion in modernity.
Following the 2005 London bombings, he was appointed as Deputy Convenor of the UK Government’s Taskforce on tackling radicalisation, and served as the Foreign & Commonwealth Office’s first ESRC Fellow as part of the ‘Islam’ & ‘Counter-Terrorism’ teams. He previously held appointments at the Brookings Institution, the Atlantic Council, Harvard University, and the University of Warwick.
Recent books & monographs include “Muslims of Europe: the ‘Other’ Europeans” for Edinburgh University Press, “Engagement with the Muslim Community & Counter-Terrorism: British Lessons for the West” for Brookings Institution Press, “A Revolution Undone: Egypt’s Road Beyond Revolt” for Oxford University Press & Hurst, “A Sublime Way” (an examination of the Sufi order of the Meccan sage, Sayyid Muhammad bin ‘Alawi al-Maliki) and “The Islamic Tradition and the Human Rights Discourse”. These books received various reviews in the Financial Times, the Economist, and elsewhere.read more