Mohamed Arafa

Professor, Egypt, US, and Brazil , 2018-2019
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Professional Biography

Mohamed 'Arafa is an Assistant Professor of Criminal Law at Alexandria University Faculty of Law in Egypt (on a Sabbatical); Adjunct Professor of Law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indianapolis; Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Brasília School of Law (Brazil); and recently a Visiting Scholar and Adjunct Professor of Law at Cornell University School of Law via the Clark Initiative for Law and Development in the Middle East in Ithaca, New York.

He authored several law articles and book chapters in U.S., European, Brazilian, and Arab peer-reviews journals on Corruption Laws; White-Collar Crimes; Islamic Law; Islamic Criminal Law; Comparative Criminal Law; Middle Eastern Legal Studies, and Egyptian Law and Politics. Most recently, his book entitled "The New Human Rights AgendaLoud Voices From the Global Periphery" just published by Cirkula in Brasil, Also, his edited 2018 Encyclopedia of the Comparative Religion Collection published by Time Books™ (imprint of TellerBooks™) in California entitled "The Koran (Al-Qur'an): Arabic-English Bilingual Edition with an Introduction by Mohamed A. 'Arafa",

Recently, Professor ‘Arafa has taught in Europe, including the United Kingdom at Northumbria University Law School (Newcastle); Manchester University Law School, University of Parma; Milan University; University of Napels, and Bologna University in Italy. Also, he taught in Croatia at the University of Rijeka; in France, at Sorbonne University (Paris I) Law School, and in the Netherlands at the University of Groningen. He has been speaking all over the world about Islamic law, terrorism, and the U.S.Middle Eastern policies. Recently he has been speaking at Harvard Law School, Cornell Law School, Toledo University, University of Chicago, University of Creighton, Valparaiso University, Indiana University-Bloomington, Wayne State University, Rutgers University, George Washington University, Georgetown University Law Center, Indiana University-Indianapolis, Case Western Reserve University, Texas A&M University; Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia) among others. He recently spoke and taught in various Arab countries, such as Tunisia, Morocco, Lebanon, Qatar, United Arab Emirates, and Kuwait. 

Professor ‘Arafa was recently appointed as Egypt Legal Advisor and Consultant at the International Center for Criminal Sciences (“ICCS”) in Gramado, Brasil.  Additionally, he served as Managing Editor of the Arab Law Quarterly in London till 2018. Mohamed speaks Arabic (native), English (fluently), French (conversant), and Brasilain Portuguese (beginner). 

Law School

Alexandria Law/UCONN/Indiana Law

Focus of Study

Criminal Law and Criminal Procedures, International Criminal Law, White Collar Crimes, Islamic Law, Law and Religion, Arab Spring, Political Islam and Extremism, International Human Rights Law, Transitional Justice, Terrorism, The Military, and National Security (with focus on Egypt and Tunisia), International Humanitarian Law, Comparative Criminal Law (Egyptian Law), and Middle Eastern Politics (Egyptian Politics and the US Foreign Policies)