Dr. Labeeb Bsoul
Dr. Labeeb Bsoul Professor & Acting Department Chair, Humanities And Social Sciences
Technical Areas
Research Interests

Professor of Islamic Studies & Acting Chair, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences

Professor of Islamic History, Islamic Science, Islamic Law, Gulf Region, Near East Studies, and International Relations, Department of Humanities and Social Science

Dr. Labeeb Bsoul received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in International Relations (with honors) from San Francisco State University (California, USA) in 1991. He received his doctorate degree (PhD) from McGill University in Montreal, Canada in Middle East and Islamic Studies in 2003.

He has previously held teaching positions at St. Mary’s University and Dalhousie University in Halifax-Canada, United Arab Emirates University, Abu Dhabi University.

In 2009 Dr. Bsoul joined the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and research (KSUTAR), which became part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology in 2017. His areas of interest and expertise are modern and contemporary history of the Middle East, International Relations, Orientalism, Middle East and Islamic Studies, the Sciences of Islam and Islamic International Law and Treaties (Siyar). Dr. Bsoul is a published author and has penned numerous articles in a leading international journal on Middle East and Islam, along with chapters in several books.


  • Journal of Social Affairs, Editorial Board, translator from Arabic into English and Frequent Reviewer.
  • Islamic Rethink Journal: Editorial Board.
  • Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D: Editorial Board
  • Journal of Religion and Popular Culture: Frequent Reviewer
  • Journal of Islamic Research Centre: Reviewer
  • The Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES): Contributor and Reviewers
  • Athens Journal of History: Reviewer

External Examiner for Ph.D. Dissertation:

  • Fahad Muhamad Ahmad’s Ph.d.’ dissertation topic: “Diplomatic Immunity in international law from the perspective of SharÊ‘a: a comparative study of materials relating to diplomatic immunity in the Vienna Convention 1961”. International Islamic University Malaysia. Report submitted on January 17, 2017.
  • Shuaibu Umar Gokaru Ph.d.’ dissertation topic: “The Contribution of Uthman Bin Foduye (d. 1817) in Changing the Nigerian Society: A Discussion from the Perspective of Ibn Khaldun’s Concept of ‘Umran.”. University of Malaya, Feb. 2017.

Monograph Review:

  • “In Search of Truth: Political Philosophy in the East and West.” Amsterdam University Press, an assessment review of the monograph submitted on Jan. 11th, 2017.

Reviewed many academic articles for several profound academic journals such as:

Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies; Athens Journal of History; Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D; Journal of Islamic Research Centre; Advancement in Science and Technology Research; Journal of Religion and Popular Culture; International Greener Journal; Journal of Religion and Popular Culture; Greener Journal; Journal of Religion; Journal of Social Affairs; Journal of Peace Research; Journal of Religion Studies.


Religion, Peace and Security in the Middle East, (Halifax-Canada) 2002-Present

  • Co-founder and member of the organizing committee.
  • Advises the organization primarily on Muslims and Middle East matters

Dalhousie University: Student activity, September 2002-2005.

  • Public lecture organizer, panelist and presenter: Palestine Land, People and History

McGill University, Montreal, 1997-2005.

  • Participated in panel discussion concerns the modern politics of Middle East.
  • Submitting several seminars research based on Islamic legal institutions and the M. E.
  • Expert witness for several local law firms.

Mosaic Vancouver, B.C. March 1996 – May 1997.

  • Active in multicultural communities, Middle Eastern Society and Islam.
  • Vancouver City Festival Committee: Active staff.

King Edward Campus, Vancouver, B.C. April 1995 – May 1997.

  • English as a Second Language Tutor.
  • Outreached Program: Teaching and assisting new immigrants and refugees understanding Canadian regulations, custom and institutions.
  • Special cultural events administrator.
  • International Student Service.

Arab-American Business and Professional Association, Virginia, USA External Affairs Officer, August 1991 – June 1992.

  • Researcher Assistant: Middle East Affairs.
  • Presented several lectures: current U. S. foreign policy in the M.E

San Francisco State University, California, 1987-1991.

  • International Student Association Active Member
  • International Relations Students Society vice president
  • Co-Organizer of Conference on Globalization and Africa, April 1990.


  • ADEC Award for Research Excellence January- December 2016.
  • Khalifa University Faculty of Excellence Award, 2014
  • Abu Dhabi University Student Award, Spring 2009
  • Who’s Who in Humanities January 2007
  • UAEU Award-History Department undergraduate Students, May 2006.
  • UAEU Female Campus: Certificate of Appreciation: March 2006
  • Institute of Islamic Studies, McGill University, scholarship, March 1998-2001
  • McGill University Dissertation Award, April 2000
  • San Francisco State University: International Student, Award, October 1989.
  • San Francisco State University: International Relations Department Award
  • SFSU, Thesis Award May 1991


  • International Society for Islamic Legal Studies
  • World Congress for Middle East Studies (WOCMES)
  • Arab and Muslim Ethnicities and Diasporas Initiative (AMED)
  • Journal of Social Affairs, the Sociological Association of the UAE,
  • Canadian Society for the Study of Religion
  • The Emirate Center for Strategic Studies and Research
  • Middle East Association of North America
  • Religion, Peace and Security in the Middle East
  • World Research Organization and Club
  • Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences-Canada
  • Islamic Rethink Journal: Editorial Board.
  • Journal of Humanities and Cultural Studies R&D
  • Journal of Religion and Popular Culture: Frequent Reviewer
  • Journal of Islamic Research Centre
  • The Digest of Middle East Studies (DOMES)
  • Ph.D., Middle East and Islamic Studies, McGill University (CAN), 2003
  • M.A., International Relations, San Francisco State University (USA), 1990
  • B.A., International Relations, San Francisco State University (USA), 1989
Technical Areas
  • Introduction to Islamic Law
  • Emirates Society
  • Islamic Culture
  • Middle East Studies
  • Gulf Region Economic and Social Outlook
  • Islamic History
  • Sciences in Islam
    Research Interests
    • “The emergence of the Intellectual Property (IP)/Patent’s copyright and its importance in Islamic Jurisprudence to the modern era.” “The social cost of energy consumption in the Arab world.”
    • “The impact of ×udaybiya on contemporary treaties: Between memory and desire.”
    • Ibn Úufar Sicilians AbË ‘Abdullah, (565 AH / 1170 AD) vs. the Italian Niccolo Machiavelli (d. 1527) in laying the foundations of “The Art of Politics”.
    • A new monograph undergoing regarding the originality and authenticity of classical scholarship that originated from the classical era and attributed to modern scholars and contributed to the Progress of Human Civilization: A challenge to the Origin of Intellectual History.

    Research interests:

    • Sciences in Islam, Islamic history, Islamic law, international relations embedded firmly on the Middle East and Islamic world.