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Encyclopedia > Cheryl Benard

Cheryl Benard (1953 — ) is a senior analyst with the RAND Corporation, where she directs the program IMEY, initiative for Middle Eastern Youth. Her study Civil Democratic Islam created a great deal of controversy especially in fundamentalist circles; it recommends supporting Islamic secularists and reformers and is skeptical of the true agenda and inclinations of Islamists. She is a novelist and author on topics including current events, women in nation-building, youth radicalization in the European Diaspora, and secularization pertaining to Islam. Benard received her Ph.D. from the University of Vienna and a B.A. from the American University of Beirut. She is the wife of Zalmay Khalilzad. 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link is to a full 1953 calendar). ... Islam (Arabic: ; ( (help· info)), submission (to the will of God) is a monotheistic faith and the worlds second-largest religion. ... University of Vienna, main building, seen from Beethovens apartment The University of Vienna (German: Universität Wien) in Austria was founded in 1365 by Rudolph IV and hence named Alma mater Rudolphina. ... The American University of Beirut (AUB) is a private, independent, non-sectarian university founded in 1866 in Beirut, Lebanon. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


  • The Government of God: Iran's Islamic Republic (1984) (with Zalmay Khalilzad) ISBN 0231053762
  • Wie aus Mädchen tolle Frauen werden. Selbstbewußtsein jenseits aller Klischees (2000) ISBN 3453172647
  • Moghul Buffet (2000) ISBN 1569471797
  • Turning on the Girls (2002) ISBN 0743442911
  • L'Inconnue de Peshawar (2002) ISBN 2264032243
  • Einsame Cowboys. Jungen in der Pubertät (2002) ISBN 3423362952
  • Veiled Courage: Inside the Afghan Women's Resistance (2002) ISBN 0767913019
  • Civil Democratic Islam: Partners, Resources, and Strategies (2004) ISBN 0833034383


  • RAND Expert Biography: Cheryl Benard



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