Chibli Mallat, Professor of Law at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law appeared on the BBC on January 20, 2015, in a segment titled, “Are democracy and Islam compatible?” As noted in his discussion, Mallat said that Islam could be interpreted in a way that accommodates democracy.
In addition, Mallat published a new book, Philosophy of Nonviolence: Revolution, Constitutionalism, and Justice beyond the Middle East, with Oxford University Press. The book was launched on January 10, 2015. Other launches will take place in Beirut and Zurich in the near future.