Dr. Abdalla is KARAMAH's Senior Advisor on Confict Resolution. He is also the Senior Advisor on Policy Analysis and Research at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS) of Addis Ababa University. In 2013-2014, he was Vice President of SALAM Institute for Peace and Justice in Washington, D.C. From 2004-2013 he was Professor, Dean and Vice Rector at the United Nations-mandated University for Peace (UPEACE) in Costa Rica....
Turning Insult into Opportunity: Anti-Sharia Sentiments in America and their Implications for American Muslims
"I regularly observe the vast strides that simple dialogue and basic education make in dispelling fear, generating productive conversations, and remedying the general dearth of religious literacy and lacuna of understanding about Islam and religious law. Individuals of faith commitment, and the moral and ethical perspectives which are derived from these commitments, are a tremendous asset to public, democratic, and national political discourses. Individuals and organizations committed to fostering America’s religious diversity can be (once again) reminded of the necessity—and indeed urgency—of working to safeguard
this asset. "