Dr. Tamimi is director of the Institute of Islamic Political Thought in London and a member of the Conflicts Forum advisory board. He was previously director of the Islamic Movement Parliamentary Office in Amman, Jordan. He is the author of Rachid Ghannouchi: A Democrat Within Islamism (2001) and co-edited, with John Esposito, Islam and Secularism in the Middle East (2000). Tamimi was interviewed by Roger Gaess, a freelance journalist based in New York, in an exchange of emails March 7-29.
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