Gianluca P. Parolin is Assistant Professor in the Law Department of the American University in Cairo, Egypt. He completed both his undergrad and grad studies in comparative law in Turin, Italy. There he developed a special interest in the Arab world, an interest further pursued with onsite research in the region — which eventually led him to his current position in Cairo. He has been particularly interested in constitutional transitions in the Gulf (with special attention to Bahrain), concepts and regulations of citizenship in the area, and lately the teleological readings of Islamic law developed in the last century or so. Throughout his studies and research he looked at the intersections and interaction of different legal systems and orders, an approach that is strongly reflected in his syllabi (especially for our LL.M. courses in Comparative Law, Islamic Law Reform, and POLS undergrad Egyptian Law).