Dr. Qamar-ul Huda
Senior Program Officer, Religion and Peacemaking Center of
Innovation, US Institue for Peace Qamar-ul Huda is the scholar of Islam and Senior Program Officer in the Religion and Peacemaking Program at the U.S. Institute of Peace. Dr. Huda is an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University's Conflict Resolution Program where he teaches Religion, Ethnicity, Identity and Conflict Resolution to graduate students.
He taught Islamic Studies and Comparative Religion at Boston College, College of the Holy Cross and Brandeis University.
Dr. Huda’s area of interest is Islamic intellectual history, ethics, comparative religion, the language of violence, conflict resolution and non-violence in contemporary Islam.
His edited book, The Crescent and Dove: Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam (USIP Press, 2010), provides a critical analysis of models of nonviolent strategies and conflict resolution methods in Muslim communities.
His current research is on Christian-Muslim relationships in conflict zones, and on comparative Sunni-Shi’ite interpretations of social justice, ethics, and postconflict reconciliation.