Qamar-ul Huda is a senior program officer in the Religion and Peacemaking Center of Innovation and a scholar of Islam at USIP. His expertise is religious peacemaking, Islamic theology, ethics, conflict resolution and non-violence in contemporary Islam. His edited book, Crescent and Dove: Peace and Conflict Resolution in Islam, provides critical analysis of models of nonviolent strategies and peacebuilding efforts in Muslim communities. He is examining comparative Sunni-Shi’ite notions of justice, peacebuilding, and ethics. In Striving for Divine Union, Huda examined the production of religious knowledge and diversity of religious practices within Suhrawardis. Huda is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University and taught at Boston College, the College of Holy Cross, and Brandeis University. He earned his doctorate from University of California, Los Angeles in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, his bachelor's degree from Colgate University, and studied in Islamic seminaries overseas.