Speaker - Daniel Pipes

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Daniel Pipes is director of the Middle East Forum and a prize-winning columnist who writes for the New York Times Syndicate. His website,, is one of the most accessed internet sources of specialized information on the Middle East and Islam.

The Wall Street Journal calls Mr Pipes "an authoritative commentator on the Middle East." CBS Sunday Morning says he was "years ahead of the curve in identifying the threat of radical Islam."

For example, Pipes wrote in 1995, "Unnoticed by most Westerners, war has been unilaterally declared on Europe and the United States." The Boston Globe states that "If Pipes's admonitions had been heeded, there might never have been a 9/11."

Pipes received his AB (1971) and PhD (1978) in History from Harvard University and spent six years studying abroad, including three years in Egypt. Mr Pipes speaks French and reads Arabic and German. He has taught at the University of Chicago, Harvard University, the US Naval War College, and Pepperdine University.

Pipes also served in various capacities in the US Government, including two presidentially-appointed positions: vice chairman of the Fulbright Board of Foreign Scholarships and member of the board of the US Institute of Peace. He was director of the Foreign Policy Research Institute in 1986-93.

3 Programs

Moderate Islam: Western Ally or Western Myth?

12.01.09 | 00:59:15 min | 39 comments

Uncommon Knowledge: Daniel Pipes

06.01.08 | 00:30:49 min | 0 comments

Is Islam Compatible With Democracy?

04.15.08 | 01:40:28 min | 0 comments