Dr Iqtidar Cheema

Dr Iqtidar Cheema

Department of Theology and Religion
Director, Institute for Leadership and Community Development, UK
Honorary Fellow, Edward Cadbury Centre

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I am an analyst, human rights and inter-faith activist. I am very passionate about the work of the Cadbury Centre and wish to contribute to the activities of the Centre. 


  • PhD, International Relations, University of Gloucestershire
  • MPhil, British History, University of the Punjab
  • Certificate, Philosophy of Religion, University of Oxford


Currently I am Director at the Institute for Leadership and Community Development, UK.  Previous posts include Academic Registrar at Markfield Institute of Higher Education and College of Central England, UK and Deputy Registrar at the University of the Punjab.  I studied Philosophy of Religion at the University of Oxford and obtained my PhD in International Relations from the University of Gloucestershire. So far I have authored three books and 24 research papers. Some of my research has been cited by UNHCR and the World Bank in their reports. I had an opportunity to testify in front of the United States Congress on three occasions as an expert witness. Currently I am on the United Nations Advisory Committee on the Prevention of Genocide and Atrocity Crimes.  


International Politics, Religious Freedom, Human Rights, Politics of Ethnicity, Counter-Terrorism, Alternative Narrative.

Other activities

  • Fellow Chartered Management Institute
  • Member British Association of Journalists
  • Member West Midlands Police Independent Advisory Group.