Azzam Tamimi is an outspoken and well-known British Palestinian academic and political activist. He writes and lectures on issues relating to Islamic political thought and Middle Eastern politics.
Dr Tamimi received his BSc in Combined Sciences from the University of Sunderland in 1979, before completing a PhD in Political Theory from the University of Westminster in 1998. He is currently director of the London based Institute of Islamic Political Thought [IIPT], and Chairman and Editor in Chief of Al Hiwar TV Channel. He has been a visiting professor at Kyoto University (2004) and Nagoya University (2006). He makes regular television appearances for both English language and Arabic media outlets such as AlJazeera and Press TV, and frequently publishes opinion pieces in the Guardian and other newspapers.
Dr Tamimi is the author of several books on Middle Eastern and Islamic politics including Hamas: Unwritten Chapters (2007), Rachid Ghannouchi: A Democrat within Islamism (2001).