The Centre of Islamic Studies is governed by a Management Committee containing representatives from Alwaleed Philanthropies, the University schools and Centre staff that meets annually. Its duties and regulations are definedĀ  in The Statutes and Ordinances of the University of Cambridge.


Committee of Management

  • Professor Chris Young


  • HRH Princess Lamia bint Majed

    Secretary General of Alwaleed Philanthropies

  • Professor Amira Bennison

    Interim Director of the Centre

  • Dr Christine van Ruymbeke

    Representative of the Department of Middle Eastern Studies

  • Professor David Abulafia

    Representative of the Faculty of History

  • Mrs Reem A Mallawi

    Executive Manager of the Global Initiatives, Awaleed Philanthropies