Olivier Roy

Olivier Roy is a political analyst, a professor at the European University Institute in Florence and an expert on Islam. He has authored numerous books such as Secularism Confronts Islam (2005) and most recently Jihad and Death (2016).


How Identity Stole the Debate

The EUI professor examines Europe’s ongoing struggle over social values in times of rising Islamophobia and growing nostalgia for a Christian Europe.

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Security and Identity: Between Fantasy and Reality

France's long and troubled relationship with Islam, and its connexion to a sense of insecurity, is unpacked by Olivier Roy and Esther Benbassa, who also explore the current role of religion in politics in general.

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