Dr. Naved Bakali
Dr. Naved Bakali completed his PhD in Educational Studies from McGill University, Canada. He is currently Assistant Professor of Education at the American University of Dubai. He worked previously as a Research Analyst with Tabah Foundation, in Abu Dhabi, UAE. In this capacity he oversaw research projects in the fields of education, youth identity, and countering violent extremism, and actively engages with various research institutions, academics, and researchers to develop potential research collaborations. He is regularly invited to partake in roundtable discussions, policy incubators, consultations with the Canadian, Malaysian, US, Swedish, Dutch, and other regional embassies on matters related to communal integration, capacity development, and countering and preventing violent extremism strategies.
Dr. Naved also serves as a non-resident Research Fellow with Trends Research and Advisory, he is an educational advisor to the National Council of Canadian Muslims, and a Research Affiliate with the Canadian Network for Research on Terrorism, Security and Society. He has published extensively in the field of Islamophobia, critical approaches to countering violent extremism, and Muslim youth identity in the post 9/11 context. He is the author of the book, Islamophobia: Understanding anti-Muslim Racism Through the Lived Experiences of Muslim Youth.