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Chandra Muzaffar


Dr. Chandra Muzaffar is the President of the International Movement for a Just World (JUST), a human rights advocacy organization in Malaysia that "seeks to raise public consciousness on the moral and intellectual basis of global justice." Prior to his work with JUST, Muzaffar founded a multi ethnic reform coalition, Aliran Kesedaran Negara (National Consciousness Movement), which served to raise awareness for issues surrounding ethnic relations in Malaysia. A political scientist, Dr. Muzaffar’s academic works have focused largely on the issues of civilizational dialogue and the crossroads between religion and human rights. It was in pursuit of these goals that Dr. Muzaffar served as the first director of the Centre for Civilisational Dialogue at the University of Malaysia. Having written 18 books and hundreds of journal articles on Malaysian politics and international relations, Dr. Muzaffar most recently published Human Rights & the New World Order and Muslims, Dialogue, Terror. He is also the recipient of the Harry J. Benda Prize for distinguished scholarship on Southeast Asia from the Association of Asian Studies, North America.