Dr. Hillel Fradkin is a Senior Fellow with Hudson Institute where he directs its Center on Islam, Democracy and the Future of the Muslim World. He is founder and co-editor of the Center’s Current Trends in Islamist Ideology, the leading journal on contemporary Islamism. He is also general editor of Hudson’s monograph series on contemporary Islam and Islamism. Fradkin’s academic background is in the study of medieval Jewish and Islamic political philosophy. He holds a doctorate from the University of Chicago and a BA from Cornell. Prior to joining Hudson, Fradkin was a member of the faculties of the University of Chicago and Columbia University/Barnard College, vice-president of the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, a member of the National Council of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and served in the US Army.