Mohamad Meqdad, from Syria, has academic interests which range from Islamic history and archaeology to Islamic thought and contemporary Muslim societies. He is also interested in diversity in Muslim arts and societies.
"I think that AKU-ISMC is the suitable place to fulfil my interests and give me new ways of thinking about Muslim societies. I hope that being in this multicultural community will put me on the right path of thinking about issues related to Muslims. In addition to this, it will act as a platform for ideas about religious identity globally."