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First Name

John

Last Name

Calvert

Title

Professor of History - Creighton University

City

Omaha

Home Phone
Cell Phone
Work Phone

(402) 280-2653

Email

johncalvert@creighton.edu

Biography

Dr. John Calvert is Professor at Creighton University, where he teaches courses on medieval and modern Middle Eastern history. His research has focused on Islamic movements in the Middle East, including Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and radical jihadi groups such as Al Qaeda and ISIS, in addition to Britain’s imperial involvements in the Middle East in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Dr. Calvert’s most recent book, Sayyid Qutb and the Origins of Radical Islamism, received critical acclaim. Dr. Calvert is interviewed regularly on Middle Eastern affairs by major world newspapers and has appeared in documentaries produced by BBC and National Public Radio.



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