From the Editors
Youssef Haddad is a Ph.D. student in Georgetown University's Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, where he works as a Teaching Assistant . His current research interests include: The formation of legal schools in early Islam, and Palestinian intellectuals pre-Nakba. He holds an MA in Philosophy from the American University of Beirut, where he has taught a number of courses in both the Philosophy department and the Civilization Sequence Program.
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