Bassam Tibi, b. 1944, is Professor Emeritus of International Relations at the University of Göttingen. He was born in Damascus and descends from the noble house of Banu a-Tibi. He has been a German citizen since 1974. In 2010 he served as Resnick scholar for the study of antisemitism at the Center for Advanced Holocaust Studies (CAHS) at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C., followed by one year as visiting Koret Foundation Fellow at Stanford University. Tibi has authored 41 books and developed Islamology as a social-scientific study of Islam and conflict in post-bipolar politics. His most recent book publication is the 2nd edition of “Political Islam, World Politics and Europe”, 2014.