09:30 - 18:00
Dr Thomas Pierret is a Lecturer in Contemporary Islam at the University of Edinburgh.
He earned his PhD in Political sciences at Sciences Po Paris and the University of Louvain, and he occupied postdoctoral positions at Princeton University and the Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin.
An expert on Islam in Syria, he is the author of Religion and State in Syria. The Sunni Ulama from Coup to Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2013).