Mr. Sohail Nakhooda is Senior Advisor in the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS) based in Athens, Greece. He is Executive Director of Kalam Research & Media (KRM), a Publishing Director of the Libya Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS), Head of Press and Media for Code on the Road (COR), and a member of the Board of Advisors of the Faith Centre of the London School of Economics (LSE). At KRM, he is the Co-Leader of the Islamic Analytic Theology project with the Sir John Templeton Foundation, and responsible for coordinating research with scholars and academic institutions from around the world in the fields of Theology, Science, Philosophy, Inter-faith and Sufism, and commissioning over 60 academic works under the Islamic Analytic Theology series. He was also the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of the award-winning Islamica Magazine which he launched at the London School of Economics (LSE). Sohail is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Kalam: Journal of Islamic Theology.
Sohail has worked as Secretary of the Libya Stabilization Team and also with the Support Offices of the Executive Team of the National Transitional Council (NTC) of Libya in Benghazi, and was Private Secretary to the Libyan Ambassador to the UAE, Dr Aref Ali Nayed. He was former advisor to HRH Prince Ghazi Bin Muhammad of Jordan; Chief Archivist for ‘A Common Word,’ an inter-faith initiative led by King Abdullah II of Jordan; and a Junior Fellow of the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute of Jordan.
He received a BSc in Government from the London School of Economics (LSE), postgraduate certificates in Catholic Theology from the Angelicum in Rome, and an MA in Protestant Theology from the University of Nottingham, UK. He won the British Academy Scholarship to pursue doctoral studies in Philosophical Theology at the University of Nottingham. Sohail has over 25 years of book and graphic design expertise and was a finalist in the prestigious British Book Design and Production Awards (2002) in London, and is an acclaimed photographer. Sohail’s research interests span Islamic Civilizational Studies, Philosophical Theology, Inter-faith Relations, Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, CVE/PVE, Hermeneutics, Photography, Art and Design.