Mustapha Kara-Ali is a Research Fellow in Science and Religion at Harvard University
Prior to his Research Fellowship appointment at Harvard Divinity School, Dr Kara-Ali won the Australian Endeavour Award for his doctorate (2013) on science and religion. His PhD Dissertation has been considered a pioneering study, as it brought together discussions on the three foundational disciplines of epistemology, philosophy of science and religious hermeneutics to study the foundations of the Scientific Revolution.
Mustapha has presented his research in papers at Harvard University, Oxford University, Notre Dame University, Melbourne University, Sydney University, the Lowy Institute for International Policy, and various other government and academic forums and conferences. Prior to his affiliation with Harvard University, Mustapha was associated with the American University of Beirut, the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW).
As part of his teaching and community engagement, Dr Kara-Ali founded Diwan Al Dawla as a guild that provides human and spiritual development, as well as, a framework for practice based upon a unitarian epistemology and narrative. Prior to that he led a number of community initiatives in Australia and the Middle East.
Mustapha completed his Master’s degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of New South Wales (Honours class) with a dissertation on human cognitive modelling and Artificial Intelligence, and he was awarded a CSIRO (Commonwealth Scientific and Industry Research Organisation) Intern Scholarship.