Prof. Khaled Fouad Allam is a sociologist, journalist, and writer. Born in Algeria, after having lived in Morocco, Algeria and France, he is now an Italian citizen. He teaches Sociology of the Muslim World at the University of Trieste. Former columnist for la Stampa and la Repubblica, he is now a contributor to il Sole 24 Ore and holds conferences and seminars in Europe and beyond. He has been Member of the Italian Parliament and of the Commission for Constitutional Affairs in the Italian Chamber of Deputies. Prof. Allam has been awarded of the Riccardo Palma medal and of an honoris causa Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Lima (Peru). He is author of numerous essays translated in various languages. Among the most recent: Global Islam (2002), The Loneliness of the West (2006), Thou Shalt Have No God But Me (with Massimo Donà, 2010), Islam explained to Leghisti (2011). He received the Elsa Morante Award for Letter to a Kamikaze (2004).