Ahmed Mater

Born in 1979, when Islamic revolution reconfigured the region, and trained as a community doctor on the Saudi/Yemeni border, Ahmed Mater has risen to become one of the most significant Arab artists of the 21st century. Gilles Kepel is one of the world's foremost political scientists and scholars specializing in the contemporary Middle East and Islam in relation to the West. He is professor at the Université Paris Sciences et Lettres and director of the Middle East and Mediterranean Chair at PSL, based at Ecole Normale Supérieure.