Georgetown backdrop


Mohamed Abdelsalam headshot

Mohamed Abdelsalam


This individual is not a direct affiliate of the Berkley Center. They have contributed to one or more of our events, publications, or projects. Please contact the individual at their home institution.

H.E. Judge Mohamed Abdelsalam is the secretary general of the Higher Committee on Human Fraternity, secretary-general of the Muslim Council of Elders, and the former legislative and legal advisor to Grand Imam of Al-Azhar Ahmed Al-Tayeb. He was awarded papal knighthood—“Knight Commander with Star of the Order of Pius IX”—by Pope Francis for his services towards spreading tolerance and interfaith dialogue. He is the first Arab and Muslim to receive this accolade.

Opens in a new window