Muddathir ‘Abd al-Rahīm

Is Professor of Political Science and Chairman, Academic Board, African Research and Training Center, International University of Africa (IUA) in Khartoum, Sudan. In his rich academic and diplomatic career, he has held numerous posts and appointments: Distinguished Professor and Head, Human Rights Program, University Islam Malaysia, (UIM), Cyberjaya, Malaysia; Professor of Political Science and Islamic Studies and Distinguished Academic Fellow at the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), IIUM, Malaysia; Visiting Scholar, Northern Illinois University; Vice-
Chancellor (Rector) Omdurman Islamic University, Sudan; and a Visiting Professor, School of Humanities, Temple University, among others. Prof. Muddathir was Sudan's
Ambassador to Nordic Countries (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and Finland), UNESCO Senior Expert, and a Member of the Sudanese Delegation to the U.N. General Assembly. He has authored and edited more than ten books and numerous scholarly articles, including Human Rights in Islam (Preger, 2005) and Imperialism and Nationalism in the Sudan—A Study in Constitutional and Political Development 1899-1956 (Oxford University Press, 1969). Prof. Muddathir is a Recipient of the Jordanian Royal Medal for Distinguished Contributions, "Wisam Al-Husayn li’l-'Atā’Al-Mutamayyiz," conferred by King Abdullah II, in Amman in 2013, and was honored as "Personality of the Year" in the Sudan in 2019 by the Ministry of Culture for his academic and cultural contributions, especially in connection with the promotion of
Human Rights. Prof. Muddathir ‘Abd al-Raīm obtained his Ph.D. in Economics and Social Studies (Government) from the University of Manchester in 1964, a B.A. in Politics from Nottingham University in 1958, and another B.A. in Arabic, History, and Economics from the University of London in 1955.