Gilles Kepel

Director, Middle East and Mediterranean Program, Ecole Normale Supérieure


Gilles Kepel is a French political scientist and Arabist, who specializes in the contemporary Middle East and Muslims in the West. Mr. Kepel is a Professor at Paris Sciences and Lettres University (PSL) as well as the Director of the Middle East and Mediterranean Program at Ecole Normale Supérieure. His books, such as, The Revenge of God and Jihad: The Trail of Political Islam, have been translated in a dozen languages. His latest book, Sortir du Chaos: Les crises en Méditerranée et au Moyen-Orient (Gallimard), was published in October 2018 and is now critically acclaimed, after selling 30,000 copies in 3 months.