Reda Benkirane


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Reda Benkirane
Research Associate
   
Contact:

Email: reda.benkirane (at) archipress.org

   
Biography:

Reda Benkirane is a sociologist and an international consultant in Geneva. He is also a Research associate at the Centre Jacques Berque (Rabat, Morocco) and a member of the Institut de Recherches Philosophiques de Lyon (IRPHIL, Laboratoire "Recherche sur la Circulation des Idées) of the University of Lyon 3. He was a founding member of the Aljazeera Centre for Studies (Doha, Qatar), researcher at the Geneva Museum of Ethnography, information officer at the World Council of Churches, journalist at the Swiss magazine "Le Temps stratégique" and secretary of the former Algerian President Ahmed Ben Bella.

He is the founder and editor of the knowledge portal archipress.org (1996) and the research workshop Iqbal (2012). 

   
Fields of Interest:
  • Digital humanities and new media
  • Complexity and interdisciplinary issues
  • Secularism
  • Contemporary Islam
  • Middle East and North Africa
   
Selected Publications:
  • « Démographie et géopolitique. Etude critique des travaux d'Emmanuel Todd », Paris, Hermann, 2015
  • "The Alchemy of Revolution: The Role of Social Networks and New Media in the Arab Spring", Geneva Centre for Security Policy, GCSP Policy Paper 2012/7"
  • « La complexité, une grille de lecture du monde contemporain » in Campagne-ville : le pas de deux. Enjeux et opportunités des recompositions territoriales. Sous la direction de Lilli Monteventi Weber, Chantal Deschenaux, Michèle Tranda-Pittion, Communauté d'études pour l'aménagement du territoire (CEAT), EPFL, Presses polytechniques et universitaires romandes, Lausanne, 2008
  • "The Mediterranean Union and the Geography of Closure", Aljazeera Centre for Studies, August 2008
  • "Geoeconomy and Geopolitics of Oil. Note on the strategic dimension of the Caspian Sea", Aljazeera Centre for Studies, November 2007
  • Benkarine, Reda; Erica Deuber Ziegler (eds.), « Culturs & cultures. Les chantiers de l'ethno », Infolio éditions / Genève: Musée d'ethnographie, coll. tabou 3, 2006. 
  • « La crise de l’universalisme français », Nous autres, Edited by Erica Deuber Ziegler and Geneviève Perret, Gollion: Infolio éditions / Genève: Musée d'ethnographie, coll. tabou 1, 2005.
  • « Le Désarroi identitaire. Jeunesse, islamité et arabité contemporaine », Paris, Éditions du Cerf, 2004
  • "What the Islamic veil unveils about French universalism", World Council of Churches, Current Dialogue, July 2004
  • « La Complexité, vertiges et promesses. Dix-huit histoires de sciences », Paris, Le Pommier, 2002, 2006
  • Preface and postface to « Quel Islam? » by Jacques Berque, Paris, Sindbad-Actes Sud, 2003
  • "On the origins of the "Clash of civilizations", Behind the News, World Council of Churches, No 13, February 2002