Akeel Bilgrami got a B.A in English Literature from Elphinstone College, Bombay University and went to
Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar where he read Philosophy, Politics, and Economics. He has a Ph.D in Philosophy from
the University of Chicago. He is the Sidney Morgenbesser Professor of Philosophy at Columbia University, where he is also a Professor on the Committee on Global Thought. He has been the Director of the Heyman Centre for the Humanities as well as the South Asian Institute at Columbia. His publications include the books Belief and Meaning (1992), Self-Knowledge and Resentment (2006), and Secularism, Identity and Enchantment (2014). He is due to publish two in the near future: What is a Muslim? and Gandhi’s Integrity. His long-term future work is on the relations between agency, value, and practical reason.