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: ; ( (helpÂ· 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: UniversitÃ¤t 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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