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Dr. Mohammed Ghaly is professor of Islam and Biomedical Ethics at the Research Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics (CILE) at Hamad Bin Khalifa University in Doha, Qatar. He has a B.A. degree in Islamic Studies from Al-Azhar University (Egypt) and M.A. and PhD degrees in the sae specialization from Leiden University (the Netherlands). During the period 2013-2007, Ghaly was a faculty member at Leiden University.
The intersection of Islamic Ethics and biomedical sciences is Ghaly’s main specialization. He is the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Islamic Ethics (published by Brill). Since 2011, Ghaly has been a faculty member at the Erasmus Mundus Program; the European Master of Bioethics, jointly organized by a number of European universities. Ghaly lectured on Islamic (bio)ethics at many universities worldwide including Imperial College London, Oxford University, University of Oslo, University of Chicago and Georgetown University.
Ghaly was affiliated as Visiting Scholar/Researcher with a number of universities including the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University, USA (academic year 2015- 2014), School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography at the University of Oxford (academic year 2018-2017) and School of Philosophy at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (academic year 2019-2018).
Besides his book Islam and Disability: Perspectives in Theology and Jurisprudence (Routledge, 2010) and the edited volumes Islamic Perspectives on the Principles of Biomedical Ethics (Imperial College & World Scientific, 2016) and Islamic Ethics and the Genome Question (Brill, 2019), Ghaly is the single author of more than thirty peer- reviewed publications and serves on the editorial board of a number of academic journals. He is also the Lead Principal Investigator (LPI) and research consultant of a number of funded research projects. His publications can be accessed via https://cilecenter.academia.edu/MohammedGhaly
Dr. Mutaz Al Khatib is Associate Professor of Islamic Moral Philosophy, and the coordinator of the MA Program in Applied Islamic Ethics at the College of Islamic Studies (CIS) and the Research Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics (CILE). He was a visiting fellow at Zentrum Moderner Orien (ZMO) in Berlin (2006), and a visiting scholar at the Forum Transregional Studien, Berlin (2013-2012). Al-Khatib was a visiting lecturer at the American University of Beirut, the Islamic University of Beirut, and Qatar University. He has delivered lectures and participated in conferences at Oxford University, University of Cambridge, Princeton University, Florida University, Berkeley School of Law, Tubingen University, University of Ludwig-Maximilians, Osnabruck University, and other universities worldwide. He is an editorial board member of the Journal of Islamic Ethics and the book series Studies in Islamic Ethics both published by Brill. He is Principal Investigator (PI) of a large-scale project on genomics and Islamic ethics funded by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF). Al Khatib is the author of The Textual Critical Approach to Ḥadīth: a Study of the Methods of Traditionalists and Jurists (Beirut: Arab Network for Studies and Publishing, 2011), and The Justified Violence: Shari’a versus the People and the State (Cairo: Dar Almashriq, 2017). He also edited several books and published over 30 academic articles in Arabic and English, some published by Brill and Oxford.
Dr. Ray Jureidini is Professor of Migration Ethics and Human Rights at the MA Program in Applied Islamic Ethics at the College of Islamic Studies (CIS) and the Research Center for Islamic Legislation & Ethics (CILE). In the 1990s, he co-founded and served as Vice Chairman of the Australian Arabic Council established to counter anti-Arab racism in Australia. He was also the founder and Editor of the Journal of Arabic, Islamic, and Middle East Studies. After teaching sociology at five universities in Australia, he spent six years at the American University of Beirut, where he began researching and publishing on abuses of the human rights of migrant domestic workers in Lebanon. At the American University in Cairo, he became Director of the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies and conducted a number of research projects on migrant and refugee issues. Between 2011 and 2014, he returned to Lebanon and worked at the Institute for Migration Studies at the Lebanese American University. In 2012, he served for one year as a consultant to the Migrant Worker Welfare Initiative at Qatar Foundation (QF), contributing to the QF Standards for Migrant Worker Welfare for contractors and sub-contractors and completing a report on labor recruitment into Qatar.
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Dr. Samer Rashwani is a scholar of Quranic studies and Islamic intellectual history. His teaching and research concentrate on the trajectories of the Islamic scholarship on the Quran from the early centuries of Islam on, and investigate new hermeneutical approaches to the Quran. He was a lecturer at the faculty of Sharia (Universities of Damascus and Aleppo), 2007-2011, and a EUME (Forum Transregionale Studien) fellow in Berlin 2011-2013. He is since 2013 a post-doc at the center of Islamic theology, University of Tübingen.
Mariam holds the MA degree in Islamic Thought and Applied Ethics from Hamad bin Khalifa University. She also has a BA in English Literature from Qatar University. Her MA thesis explores the concept of justice in classical Islamic thought. Mariam’s research interests include: philosophy, Islamic ethics, and politics.
Mawahib Abubakr’s research interests are ethics and gender, nationalism, transnationalism and feminism. She holds a PhD in Women’s, Gender and Feminist Studies from York University, Toronto; an MA in Development Studies from the Institute of Social Studies, The Netherlands; and a BA (Hons) in political science from University of Khartoum, Republic of Sudan. She has also studied community development and community capacity building at the Institute in Management and Community Development at Concordia University, Montreal, Canada. During her studies she was successful in winning several academic awards and grants, such as the African Fellowship at the American University in Cairo; the Ethel Armstrong Award in Women’s Studies, York University; and a grant from Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA). Mawahib has worked as teaching and research staff at the Department of Political Science, University of Khartoum and York University and with extensive experience of administration and community development in Khartoum, Toronto and Doha she joined CILE in 2013 as Business Support Manager responsible for administrative and financial operations. As a Research Associate, she conducts the field of Islam, Gender and Ethics.
Graduated from Northwestern University in Qatar on 2014, with a bachelor of science in Communications and Media Studies. Rawan has also obtained a certificate in Public Relations. She has always worked in academic places such as Northwestern University, Doha institute for Graduate Studies and has been working for CILE since July 2017.
Graduated from College of the North Atlantic-Qatar on June 2010 as an Internet Applications Developer. She worked at Qatar Foundation’s Board Management Office between May 2011 until October 2013 as a System Support Officer. Mona Joined CILE as an Events coordinator on November 2013.
As Programme Manager at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, UK Mrs Caroline Davis oversees the academic office of Professor Tariq Ramadan and it is through this role that she became a member of the CILE Advisory Board. Graduating from the University of Bristol with a BSc (Hons) in Geography, Caroline also holds a graduate diploma in business administration from Oxford. Caroline has over 15 years’ experience working in academic administration with an international focus, starting her career at the London office of CAB International - a not-for-profit environmental research organisation which works with specific member countries to improve people’s lives by providing information, training and applying scientific expertise to solve problems in agriculture and the environment. Caroline went on to work in the Chief Executive’s office of the UK Government’s science and technology facility Research Council (STFC), as PA to the CEO and latterly as Programme Manager for the international programme. In this varied role Caroline was responsible for managing a UK national research grant funding programme; writing and editorial work on behalf of the international team; preparing briefings for the Chief Executive, administering international research workshops; and working with two international advisory boards. Caroline is also committed to contributing to her local community, juggling her part-time role at the University with raising her young family and volunteering at the village primary school amongst other local initiatives. All of which has prepared Caroline well for her role within the Advisory Board.
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