The Co-IRIS authors analyze the interaction between Islam and international relations (IR). It shows how Islam is a conceptualization of ideas that affect people’s thinking and behavior in their capacity to relate with IR as both discipline and practice. Since the inception of Co-IRIS in 2013, the authors express their gratitude to all those numerous colleagues and friends who participated in their activities and shared their knowledge, ideas, suggestions and comments on how to improve Co-IRIS. They are also grateful to Mr. Hany Bardissi for developing their first website. The Co-IRIS activities include the following:
The Co-IRIS authors edit, advise, and supports the following publications:
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Nassef Manabilang Adiong is the founder of Co-IRIS (International Relations and Islamic Studies Research Cohort) and PHISO (Philippine International Studies Organization). He serves as editor of International Journal of Islam in Asia (BRILL), Global South Journal of Islam in Asia (in progress), Islam and Global Studies series (Palgrave Macmillan), Islam and International Relations series (Gerlach Press), Islam in Southeast Asia series (Palgrave Macmillan), Islam in the Philippines series (DLSU Publishing House), and International Relations in Southeast Asia series (Routledge). He works on theoretical research between Islam and International Relations, Muslim governance in the Philippines, and political interaction of Muslim societies with Western modernity. Nassef is an assistant professor at the Institute of Islamic Studies (UP IIS), project leader of the Center for Integrative and Development Studies’ Decolonial Studies Program (UP CIDS-DSP), and affiliate faculty member at the Center for International Studies (UP CIS) of the University of the Philippines Diliman. He authored and edited articles and books of topics and issues about “Islam and International Relations.”
Deina Abdelkader is an associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Massachusetts Lowell and a visiting scholar at the Center for Middle East Studies at Harvard University. Abdelkader is a Comparitivist and International Relations specialist. Her scholarly interests and research focus on the regions of the Middle East and North Africa. Her research topics are comparative democratization in the Muslim world, Islamic activism, and the role of Muslim women in religious interpretation. She is the author of Social Justice in Islam (2000) and Islamic Activists: The Anti-Enlightenment Democrats (Pluto Press, 2011). Abdelkader is also one of two women on the Islamic Jurisprudential Council of North America (Fiqh Council of North America), and she is part of the editorial board of the Digest of Middle East Studies. Abdelkader is a co-founder of the Research Cohort of Islam and Democracy and co-editor of the Co-IRIS publications.
Raffaele Mauriello is an assistant professor on the Faculty of Persian Literature and Foreign Languages, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran (Iran), and an invited lecturer at the master’s program in Geopolitics and Global Security at the Sapienza, University of Rome. Previously, he was a postdoctoral research fellow on the faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran (2015–2017). He received a PhD in Islamic Civilization: History and Philology (2009) from the Sapienza, University of Rome. Dr. Mauriello is a historian and linguist, specializing in International Relations, Islam, Iran and the Hispanic World. He is the co-founder of Co-IRIS (International Relations and Islamic Studies Research Cohort) and serves as co-editor of the International Journal of Islam in Asia (BRILL), and the Islam and International Relations (Gerlach Press) and Islam and Global Studies (Palgrave Macmillan) book series. In 2013, he was awarded the World Prize for the Book of the Year of the Islamic Republic of Iran in the field of Islamic Studies for his monograph Descendants of the Family of the Prophet in Contemporary History: A Case Study, the Šī‘ī Religious Establishment of al-Nağaf (Iraq). Dr. Mauriello is a regular commentator on international affairs on television (BBC, HispanTV, PressTV, RussiaToday) and radio (Radio3Mondo, RSI, Radio24, RadioCusanoCampus, RNE).