Tariq Ramadan is Professor of Islamic Studies at the Oxford Faculty of Theology, and senior research fellow at St Antony’s College (Oxford), Doshisha University (Kyoto) and the Lokahi Foundation (London). He is also visiting professor at the Erasmus University in the Netherlands, holding the Identity and Citizenship chair. He has contributed substantially to the debate on the issues of Muslims in the West and Islamic revival in the Muslim world, throughout a career divided between academia and initiatives by civilian society, particularly in the field of social justice and the dialogue between civilizations. Tariq Ramadan presides over the European Muslim Network think tank in Brussels. Among his publications are: Globalisation: Muslim Resistances (2003), Islam, the West and the Challenges of Modernity (2003) and Radical Reform, Islamic Ethics and Liberation (2008). He is ranked among the Top 100 main intellectuals by Foreign Policy magazine in 2008.

In 2009, he was a speaker at the panel "Values, identities and markets: Is globalization governable?" (May, 9th).