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Philippe-Joseph Salazar is a Distinguished Professor in Rhetoric, in the Faculty of Law.
A graduate in philosophy, politics and literature from Ecole normale supérieure and the Sorbonne (Paris), where he studied under Emmanuel Levinas, Roland Barthes and Marc Fumaroli, and had Louis Althusser as tutor, Philippe-Joseph Salazar is the Director of the Centre for Rhetoric Studies. He is a former Director in Rhetoric and Democracy at Jacques Derrida's foundation, College international de Philosophie, Paris. He is a Fellow of the University of Cape Town and has held a continuous A1 rating since its inception by the academic research rating agency of South Africa. He is the 2008 2008 laureate of the Harry Oppenheimer award as well as a laureate in 2015 of the French Prix Bristol des Lumières (awarded for the best essay in political ideas), for his book on the rhetoric of jihadist terrorism, Paroles Armées (  ), now published in five languages (Spring 2017: English world-wide release at Yale University Press, and in November 2017 in Arabic).

He is editor-in-chief of "Power of Persuasion", a series devoted to rhetoric and politics at France's oldest publisher in the Social Sciences, Klincksieck and founding editor of the African Yearbook of Rhetoric.

A sought-after speaker, he has held a number of prestigious guest appointments and invitations in France, Russia, Canada, Morocco, Sweden and the United States, and leads a number of international projects in public rhetoric (Morocco, France, Hungary, Sweden, Poland, Norway, Romania,Argentina).

Among his many publications, which span a wide field of enquiry in the theory, history and culture of rhetoric, his African Athens (2002), Amnistier l'Apartheid (2004) and Mahomet (2005),  Truth and Reconciliation in South Africa. The Fundamental Documents (2007, co-authored) have garnered special praises. Among his  recent books: Paroles de Leaders (2011) and De l’art de séduire l’électeur indécis (2012) have helped familiarize the French public with rhetoric in public affairs. Paroles armées (2015) has attracted a wide international media attention. In 2017 he published two  books.  Blabla République focused on the decay of deliberation in modern politics,  in the case of the French general elections. And the (augmented and revised)  American version of his study of the  Islamic State Words are Weapons: Inside ISIS’s Rhetoric of Terror

Read his regular chronicles on French public intellectual site Les Influences , and  his invited contributions to   Le Nouvel Observateur ,Atlántico and Centre français de Recherche sur le Renseignement, at in English his blog at Yale Books Unbound:   

Salazar's new book on jihadist propaganda Paroles Armées

Paroles Armées in the media

Salazar interviewed on prime time show, French international channel TV5 Monde

Salazar interviewed on Demorand show on France Inter

Panorama des Idées reviews Salazar's lifelong contribution to rhetoric

Hommage to Madiba

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