Through a generous grant from Jane and Bernard Wallerstein and the Johanette Wallerstein Institute, the Drew University Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict has received funding to invite distinguished scholars and public intellectuals to be in residence on Drew’s campus for varying periods of time. Distinguished Visiting Professors are people especially noted for their capacity to bring many disciplines into conversation with each other about the particular area of religion and culture in which they work. Professors interact with both students and faculty in a variety of ways and serve as important catalysts for wide-ranging interdisciplinary conversations about different aspects of cultural and religious conflict.

Dr. Reza Aslan

Current Scholar

The Wallerstein Distinguished Visiting Professor for 2012-13 is Reza Aslan, author of the best best-selling books, No god, but God, and How to Win a Cosmic War.  Aslan frequently appears on nationally broadcast television and radio programs such as: The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,  Fareed Zakaria’s GPS, Anderson Cooper 360, and is a contributing editor for The Daily Beast.

Saad Eddin Ibrahim

Past Scholar

We are pleased to report that the 2009-2011 Wallerstein Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Saad Eddin Ibrahim, is back in Egypt and busy as ever.  Prof. Ibrahim, Founder and Director of the Ibn Khaldun Center in Cairo, is currently working with a range of local and international partners as Egyptian navigate this critical transitional period.