H.E. Dr. Shaikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Bin Duaij Al-Khalifa
Dr. Shaikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Daij Al Khalifa is the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Executive Director of Isa Cultural Centre
, and the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of King Hamad Global Centre for Peaceful Coexistence
in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
From 2002 to 2014, he was appointed by HM the King as member of the Bahraini Shura Council (Upper House), and he was elected unanimously, during the 2002-2006 and 2010-2014 legislative sessions, as the Head of the Foreign Affairs, Defense and National Security Committee.
Shaikh Khalid started his career as a lecturer at the Department of History in University of Bahrain in 1981. After receiving his PhD in Economic History from University of Essex, UK, in 1988, he became an Assistant Professor. Later, Dr. Khalid assigned as the Director of Admission and Registration at the University of Bahrain, and then he promoted to Vice-President for Administrative and Financial affairs, and Acting Vice-President of Academia and Scientific Research Affairs, with the authority to work as the President of the University.
He has published many studies and academic research in history, as well as analytical articles in politics, international relations, unity, Arab nationalism, peace, tolerance and coexistence, in addition to lectures, papers and speeches in well-known conferences and scientific, cultural and intellectual institutions around the globe.
He is currently a member of the International Academic Affairs Committee at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Oxford, UK, member of Board of Directors of Education and Training Quality Assurance Authority of Bahrain, member of the Bahrain National Committee of Education, Science and Culture. He is also a member of Board of Trustees of the Arab Thought Forum, appointed by a decision of HRH Prince Al Hassan Bin Talal of Jordan, and he is the Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the “Coalition of Arab Thought Centres”, He is also the Vice-Chairman of the Arab Centre of Youth Empowerment in Jordan.
Dr. Khalid was appointed by the Secretary-General of the Arab States League as member of the "Wise Arabs Committee for Arms Control and Nuclear Non-Proliferation Issues". He is also the Honorary President of the Arab Youth Council for Integrated Development. Shaikh Khalid is the Chairman of board of Trustee and founder of the "Bahrain Book Forum" of Isa Cultural Centre, and given the Honorary Membership of the Regional Social Responsibility Network.
Sheikh Khalid received the Arab Historian Medal in 1988 in Iraq, and in recognition of his efforts in promoting the concept of “Cultural Diplomacy” and the spreading of peace, he received the Mediterranean Prize for Culture and Peace for 2018 in Napoli, Italy.