Dr Mowaffak al Rubaie, Former National Security Adviser and MP, Iraq
Dr Mowaffak al Rubaie graduated with an MBChB from Baghdad Medical School in 1972 and subsequently became FRCP Neurology UK in 1980. He practised medicine for four decades in both Iraq and the UK.
He joined the Dawa Party from 1966 until 1996.
Since 1999, he campaigned for fighting sectarianism in Iraq and conducted wide-scale meetings and discussions with hundreds of Iraqi dignitaries.This effort resulted in the ‘Declaration of the Shia of Iraq’.
Dr al Rubaie founded and operated several entrepreneurial commercial firms in the UK between 1980 and 2003.
From 2003 to 2004, Dr al Rubaie was a Member of the Iraqi Governing Council and was appointed National Security Advisor for three Prime Ministers between 2004 and 2009.
He has severed as a Member of Parliament from 2009-2010 and 2014-2018.
Dr al Rubaie is the author of five books and hundreds of articles covering human rights, reconciliation, federalism, modern understanding of Islam; and respect for moderation, rejection of extremism, counter terrorism and counter insurgency. He has worked tirelessly on democracy and anti-sectarianism; and he campaigned vigorously for the rule of law, community rights, and justice in Iraq.
He has participated in tens of international conferences inside and outside the Arab countries, meeting many of the world’s leaders.
In 2009, Dr al Rubaie was awarded the Peace Prize of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East in recognition of his efforts for respect for human rights and reconciliation in Iraq.
In 2012, he was awarded the Dr. Jean Mayer Award from The Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University Boston, MA.
Dr al Rubaie was an EPIIC INSPIRE Fellow at the Institute for Global Leadership, Tufts University in 2012 and Senior Statesman in Residence at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts. He maintains an on-going relationship with The Fletcher School.