Dr. Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, Emory University. Prior to joining Emory in 1995, he was Executive Director of Human Rights Watch/Africa. He holds Honorary Doctorates from the Universite Catholique de Louvain (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve) and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (K.U. Leuven, Leuven), Belgium.
Professor An-Na'im is the author of Muslims and Global Justice (2011); Islam and the Secular State (2008); African Constitutionalism and the Role of Islam (2006); and Toward an Islamic Reformation: Civil liberties, human rights and international law (1990). He has published more than 60 articles and book chapters on human rights, constitutionalism, Islamic law and politics.