Scholar awarded for work on Rohingya genocide

30th Aug 2019
Scholar awarded for work on Rohingya genocide

Dr Azeem Ibrahim at The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2013 (Photo: Heba Mohammed Yusuf/Muslim News)

Nadine Osman

Prominent scholar and philanthropist Dr Azeem Ibrahim has won the prestigious International Association of Genocide Scholars ‘Engaged Scholar Prize’ award.

Ibrahim, Director of Displacement and Migration Program at the Washington-based think-tank the Centre for Global Policy (CGP), won the award that recognises scholars who made ‘substantial impact on the study of genocide and mass violence.’

Ibrahim is being recognised for his work on the Rohingya genocide by the Myanmar Government, as well as other human rights violations and mass violence cases, which have been called exemplary in both their vision and their influence.

Ibrahim, who is also a recipient of The Muslim News 2013 Alija Izetbegović Award for Good Citizenship told The Muslim News he is “honoured and delighted to receive this reward and I hope I can continue working on researching and developing innovative policy solutions to this complex problem.”

Ibrahim is a Research Professor at the Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College and member of the Board of Directors at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence at the Department of War Studies at Kings College London.

He received his PhD from the University of Cambridge after which he completed fellowships at the universities of Oxford, Harvard and Yale. Over the years, Ibrahim has advised numerous world leaders on strategy and policy development with his most recent roles being the Strategic Policy Advisor to the Chair of Pakistan’s PTI party, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Foreign Affairs Advisor to Opposition Leader of Malaysia.

Farid Senzai, founder of CGP said the centre is “thrilled to hear that Dr Azeem is being recognised by the International Association of Genocide Scholars for his critically important work and analysis of Rohingya Muslims.”

He is the author of several books, including the seminal 2016 book Rohingyas: Inside Myanmar’s Genocide and has researched and written extensively on the impact of displaced populations.

Henry Theriault, President of the IAGS, said, “The entire board is thrilled that the award has gone to Dr Ibrahim as his accomplishments and commitment to human rights are truly impressive.”

Founded in 1994, the International Association of Genocide Scholars is a global, interdisciplinary, non-partisan organisation that seeks to further research and teaching about the nature, causes, and consequences of genocide, and advance policy studies on genocide prevention.

Leave a Comment

What is 4 + 14 ?
Please leave these two fields as-is:
IMPORTANT! To be able to proceed, you need to solve the following simple math (so we know that you are a human) :-)

Over 120 people attended a landmark conference on the media reporting of Islam and Muslims. It was held jointly by The Muslim News and Society of Editors in London on September 15.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2015 was held on March in London to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to the society.

The Muslim News Awards for Excellence event is to acknowledge British Muslim and non-Muslim contributions to society. Over 850 people from diverse background, Muslim and non-Muslim, attended the gala dinner.

Latest Tweets