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Azza Karam Ph.D. is an Egyptian political scientist. She serves as a Senior Technical Advisor at the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in New York. She has also worked as Special Advisor on Middle East and Islamic Affairs and Director of the Women’s Programmes at the World Conference of Religions for Peace and is the author of numerous articles and books on religion, politics, and international development.