Sohail Nakhooda

Executive Director

Sohail Nakhooda 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 the Athens-based non-profit organization 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 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 a 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.

After his formative schooling in Lisbon, London, Karachi and Leicester, he went on to receive a BSc in Government from the London School of Economics (LSE), postgraduate certificates in Catholic Theology from the Angelicum in Rome under the Vatican’s prestigious Nostra Aetate scholarship, 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 20 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. He is fluent in English, Portuguese, Gujarati, Urdu and Italian and his research interests span Islamic Civilizational Studies, Philosophical Theology, Inter-faith Relations, Diplomacy, Conflict Resolution, CVE/PVE, Hermeneutics, Photography, Art and Design. Sohail is a globetrotter and has lived in 15 cities in 12 countries.

His photography work and collection can be found at

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