Prof. Sayed Hassan Akhlaq

Sayed Hassan Akhlaq is a professor of Philosophy and Religion at Coppin State University and Northern Virginia Community College. He is a philosopher, a religious scholar, and a human right advocate, involved in dialogue among civilizations, the fields of intra and inter faith, and social justice warriors. He contributes to academia by conducting research and teaching and to the public sphere by delivering public talks and publishing on a great number of Op-Eds on Huffington Post, Open Democracy, BBC Persian, and Islamicity websites.

Dr. Akhlaq worked as a research fellow at Boston University (2017-2018), Princeton University (2017), George Washington University (2013-2016), and The Catholic University of America (2012-2017). His major publication in English “The Secular and the Sacred: Complementary and/or Conflictual?” was co-edited by John Hogan and published by the Council for Research in Values and Philosophy (2017).

He worked as the chancellor of Gharjistan University, branch of Farah-Afghanistan in 2011; he acted as an academic advisor of Afghanistan Academy of Sciences in 2010; He also is affiliated with American Academy of Religion, American Philosophical Association, American Association of University Professors, American Councils for the Study of Islamic Societies, and Center for the Study of Islam and the Middle East.