Violent extremism is a global phenomenon that needs to be carefully evaluated for developing competent comprehension and prevention mechanisms.
Ibrahim Kalin is the Presidential Spokesperson, Ambassador, Deputy Secretary-General of the Presidency and Special Adviser to the President of Turkey. Previously he served as the Assistant Undersecretary of State and Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister of Turkey. Dr. Kalin is the founding-director of the SETA Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research based in Ankara, Turkey and served as its director from 2005 to 2009. He is a fellow at the Prince Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University. He writes weekly columns in Daily Sabah. Dr. Kalin has published widely on Islamic philosophy, relations between Islam and the West and Turkish foreign policy. His publications include Knowledge in Later Islamic Philosophy: Mulla Sadra on Existence, Intellect and Intuition (2010), and Mulla Sadra (2013). His book Islam and the West (published in Turkish, and translated into several languages) has won the 2007 Writers’ Association of Turkey award for best book. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Two Volume Oxford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Science and Technology in Islam.