Fellows

Iqbal Unus

Visiting Fellow

Dr. Iqbal Unus [Ph.D, Emory University 1977] has focused his professional career on the evolving Muslim presence in America, gaining distinctive insight into its growth.

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Anwar Ibrahim

Senior Fellow; Opposition Leader in Malaysian Parliament

Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim is currently a Member of Parliament in Malaysia and leader of the reform oriented Opposition Coalition, Pakatan Rakyat.

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Margot Badran

Senior Fellow; Woodrow Wilson Center Senior Scholar

Margot Badran is a historian and a specialist in women’s studies who focuses on the Middle East and Islamic world from the late 19th century to the 21st century

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Osman Bin Bakar

Senior Fellow; Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur, and Deputy CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies2013Malaysia

A Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Harvard University (1992) he has published 15 books and more than 250 articles on Islamic thought and civilization, particularly on Islamic philosophy and science, Islam in Southeast Asia, and inter-cultural dialogues.

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Ibrahim Kalin

Senior Fellow; Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister of Turkey

As a broadly trained scholar of Islamic studies, Ibrahim Kalin teaches courses on Islamic philosophy and Islam-West relations.

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Thomas F. Michel

Adjunct Professor, Senior Fellow

Fr. Thomas Michel a Senior Fellow at both the Alwaleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding and at the Woodstock Theological Center

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Daniel Madigan, S.J.

Senior Fellow; Georgetown Department of Theology

Daniel Madigan, S.J. is an Australian Jesuit priest who joined Georgetown's Department of Theology in 2008 and is teaching in the doctoral program in Religious Pluralism as well as in the undergraduate program.

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Ali Mazrui

Senior Fellow

Ali Mazrui is Albert Schweitzer Professor in the Humanities and Director of the Institute of Global Cultural Studies at Binghamton University, State University of New York.

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Louay M. Safi

Common Word Fellow

Louay M. Safi serves as an associate faculty with the Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis, and a non-resident fellow with the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU).

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Imtiyaz Yusuf

Senior Fellow; Assistant Professor, Lecturer and Director Center for Buddhist-Muslim Understanding College of Religious Studies, Mahidol University

Dr. Imtiyaz Yusuf is Assistant Professor, Lecturer and Director of the Center for Buddhist-Muslim Understanding in the College of Religious Studies at Mahidol University in Thailand.

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Former Fellows and Visiting Researchers
  • Bhuian Md. Monoar Kabir, Bangladesh (2004-2005, 2010-2011)
  • Sheila B. Lalwani, United States (2010-2011)
  • Yujie Wang, China (2009-2010)
  • Zehra Yilmaz, Turkey (2009-2010)
  • Majid Fakhry (1998-2007, 2008-2009)
  • Rifat Karamahmut, Turkey (2008-2009) 
  • Selahattin Oz, Turkey (2008-2009)
  • Cuneyt Simsek, Turkey (2007-2009)
  • Sadig Malki, Saudi Arabia (2007-2009)
  • Sanae El Mellouki, Morocco (2007-2009)
  • Samuel Rizk, United States (2007-2009)
  • Amir Farmenesh, United States (2007-2008)
  • Farhan Chak, Canada (2007-2008)
  • J. Brian Grim, United States (2007-2008) 
  • Sara Amin, Canada (2007-2008)
  • Theodore Pulcini, United States (2007-2008) 
  • Jane D. McAuliffe, United States (1999-2007)
  • Irfan Shahid, United States (1995-2007)
  • Sena Karasiphani, Turkey (2005-2006)
  • Eva Borreguero, Spain (2004-2006)
  • Geneive Abdo (2004-2006)
  • Alamgir M. Serajuddin, Bangladesh (1995-1996, 2004-2005)
  • Mohammad Zayyan Al-Shargi, Saudi Arabia (2004-2005)
  • Boo Teong Khoo, Malaysia (2003-2004)
  • Qasimoglu, Mohamed El-Shibiny, Egypt (2003-2004)
  • Nariman Gasimzade Qasimoglu, Azerbaijan (2003-2004)
  • Nasarrudin Umar, Indonesia (2002-2004)
  • David Waldner, United States (2002-2003)
  • Elizabeth Thompson, United States (2002-2003)
  • Muhammad Olimat, Jordan (2002-2003)
  • Fatma Muce Al-Sayegh, U.A.E. (1997-1998, 2002-2003)
  • Reza Akbarian, Iran (2001-2003)
  • Julianne Hammer, Sweden (2001-2003)
  • Garbi Schmidt, Denmark (2001-2002)
  • Samir Seikaly, Lebanon (2001-2002)
  • Amira EL-Zein (2000-2002)
  • Mohd Fauzi Hamat, Malaysia (2000-2001)
  • Abdelhamid Lotfi, Morocco (2000-2001)
  • Fatma Unsal, Turkey (2000-2001)
  • Khadijah binti Mohd Hambali, Malaysia (2000-2001)
  • Salouna Zerhouni, Morocco (2000-2001)
  • Monica Ringer, United States (1998-2001)
  • Zeki Saritoprak, Turkey (1998-2001)
  • Carole Dagher, Lebanon (1998-2000)
  • Lina Molokotos Liederman (1998-2000)
  • Robert Crane, United States (1998-2000)
  • Ahmed Mousalli, Lebanon (1997-2000)
  • Magda Gohar-Chrobog , Egypt (1996-2000)
  • Abubaker al-Shingeiti , Sudan (1998-1999)
  • Avis Allman (1998-1999)
  • Hong Qu, China (1998-1999)
  • Premenda Yusuf Verma, India (1997-1999)
  • Ahmad Moussavi, Malaysia (1997-1998)
  • Mahfodz bin Mohamed, Malaysia (1997-1998)
  • Nasr Mohamed Aref, Egypt (1996-1998)
  • Diane Apostolos-Cappadona, United States (1995-1998)
  • Faisal bin Salman al Saud, Saudi Arabia (1996-1997)
  • Karen Armstrong, U.K. (1996-1997)
  • Mohamed Aslam Haneef, Malaysia (1995-1997)
  • Charles Chartouni, Lebanon (1995-1996)
  • Vladimir Koshelev, Belarus (1995-1996)
  • Mary E. King, United States (1994-1996)
  • Rashid Abdoullaev, Tajikistan (1994-1995)