Aligarh : Prof. Mohammad Gulrez, (former Dean, Faculty of International Studies, and Professor, Department of West Asian Studies, AMU) has been appointed as the Pro Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) till further orders, in addition to his current duties.
Prof Tariq Mansoor, Vice-Chancellor, AMU appointed him on behalf of the Executive Council.
Former Chair, Department of West Asian (Middle Eastern) & North African Studies, and Director, Centre of Continuing Adult Education & Extension, AMU, Prof Mohammad Gulrez is Coordinator, ‘Conflict Resolution & Peace Studies Programme’, and has vast administrative experience.
In addition to his 33-years teaching and research work, Prof. Gulrez also acted as Director ‘Centre for South African & Brazilian Studies (August 2015), which he established in November 2011 at AMU. Previously (from Jan.1999 to Jan. 2004), he served as visiting Faculty, Department of Political and Administrative Sciences at the National University of Rwanda, Africa.
He has been Member, Executive Council, AMU; Officer on Special Duty, AMU Murshidabad Centre; Founder Director, Directorate of School Education; and Provost of the Hall of Residence, AMU.
Professor Gulrez was the Consultant /researcher, Good Governance (Component) for the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP) Project, Govt. of Rwanda (2002).
He has authored and edited seven books and contributed more than 37 research papers in research journals, and books published in India and abroad. Some of his publications include: Conflict Transformation in West Asia (2004), Settlements and Resistance in the Occupied Territories (Ed.2005), Constitutional Poll Battle: A Study of Iranian Presidential Election 2005 (2008), Area Studies in India (Ed.2009), Arab Spring & Prospects of Peace in West Asia (2015), Prospects of Cooperation in Higher Education and Capacity Building: A Case Study of India and Sri Lanka (2017), etc.
In 2017, Prof. Gulrez was empanelled with ICCR on its prestigious Short Term Chair to the University of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Previously, as member and resource person, Prof. Gulrez represented India in Ghana, and Senegal for the Pre-India-Africa Forum Summit Conference sponsored by ICWA/MEA, Govt. of India (2013).
He is on the International Advisory Board of Asian Review Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand.
Prof. Gulrez is currently working on Confidence Building Measures focusing on both the bi-lateral and multilateral tracks of the peace process. His area of specialization is Conflict Resolution, Ethnic Conflicts, Civil Society, and Poverty Alleviation. Prof. Gulrez has travelled extensively delivering lectures and participating in conferences and seminars in various universities in the USA, Iran, Pakistan, Libya, Rwanda, South Africa, Thailand,United Kingdom, Senegal, Ghana ,Saudi Arabia, Kyrgyzstan and Sri Lanka.
He holds M. Phil and PhD from Aligarh Muslim University.