Professor of International Cooperation at Brandeis University and bestselling author.
Jytte Klausen is the Lawrence A. Wien Professor of International Cooperation at Brandeis University in Massachusetts and an Affiliate at the Center for European Studies at Harvard University. She also holds the post of senior Program advisor and transatlantic fellow at the Institute for Strategic Dialogue in London. Klausen wrote the book "The Cartoons That Shook the World" (Yale University Press 2009) about the Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad and the worldwide protests that followed their publication. The book itself caused controversy before its publication when Yale University Press removed all images from the book, including the controversial cartoons themselves and some other images of Muhammad. Klausen claims her book has become part of "a battle over the limits of freedom of speech". She is also the author of numerous other books and articles on immigrant integration, the European welfare state, and social inclusion. Her previous book, "The Islamic Challenge: Politics and Religion in Western Europe" (Oxford University Press 2005, paperback 2007), was published in German and Turkish translations. Klausen's new work is on Western Jihadism and terrorism. Her other books include "Has Liberalism Failed Women? Assuring Equal Representation in Europe and the United States" (co-edited with Charles S. Maier); "War and Welfare: Europe and the United States"; and "European Integration in a Social and Historical Perspective, 1850 to the Present" (cos-edited with Louise A. Tilly). Apart from being an acclaimed book author, Klausen has an impressive record of publications including journal articles, research papers, reports and reviews. Klausen was a British Academy Fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford University (2003), and a Bosch Public Policy Fellow at The American Academy in Berlin (2004). She has a PhD from the New School for Social Research (1992) and a BA and MA from the University of Aarhus, Denmark. In 2007, Klausen received the Carnegie Scholars' Award for research on the integration of Muslim faith communities in Europe.
What she presents:
Westerners Who Fight for Al Qaeda
The Cartoons That Shook the World: What 12 Satirical Drawings of Muhammad Told US about the State of Free Speech Today
Islam in Europe Today