Scholar in Residence (email)
Seyed Masoud Noori is a law professor, Islamic issues researcher, and journalist focusing on the relationship between Islamic law/Sharia and the international human rights law system. In addition to a PhD in Private Law, he has more than 20 years of experience in studying, teaching, and researching Islam at Qom seminary. His professional experiences include working with UNICEF, UNDP and ICRC. Before joining CHRGJ as a Scholar in Residence, he was a visiting scholar at Trinity University (San Antonio, TX) and he taught courses related to current issues in Middle East. Before that he served as research director of Center for the Study of Islam & the Middle East (CSIME), a Washington DC based NGO. His other recent academic posts include positions at NYU Law, Emory Law School and National University of Ireland, Galway. Dr. Noori was a faculty member at Mofid University, Qom, Iran, where he served at the Center for Human Rights Studies in several leadership positions. His research interests and activities include children rights, legal clinics, Islam and the environmental crisis, interfaith dialogue, constitution Muslim countries, religion and politics in the Middle East. He is a member of Global Alliance of persons committed to achieving Justice through Education (GAJE) and works with some journals as a member of the editorial board.