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Team Members

In Qatar:

Ayman Shabana

Project Director


Dr. Ayman Shabana is Associate Research Professor at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Qatar (SFS-Q). Prior to joining SFS-Q, he taught at several institutions including the University of California, Los Angeles, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Florida International University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, his MA from Leiden University in the Netherlands, and his BA from al-Azhar University in Egypt. His teaching and research interests include Islamic legal history, Islamic law and ethics, human rights, and bioethics. He is the director of the Islamic Bioethics Project, which has been supported by three consecutive grants from Qatar National Research Fund’s National Priorities Research Program. In 2012 he received the Research Excellence Award at the Qatar Annual Research Forum and during the academic year 2013-2014 he was a visiting research fellow at the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard Law School.

Robert Laws

Website Developer and Technical Support


Robert Laws is a librarian at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. He is the lead web developer for the Islamic Bioethics Project Website. He studied history at George Mason University, receiving a BA and MA in 1998 and 2001 respectively. He obtained a MLS degree from SUNY at Buffalo in 2004.


In Washington D.C.:

Roxie France-Nuriddin

Reference & Program Specialist
Bioethics Research Library 
IMSE Collection, English Resources Curator


As part of the Library reference team, Roxie provides research services to Georgetown students and visiting researchers.

She also supports the KIE's undergraduate and international initiatives, and is the Collection Curator for English language resources for the Islamic Medical and Scientific Ethics (IMSE) collection and database, a joint project of the Bioethics Research Library and the Georgetown School of Foreign Service Library in Qatar. She joined the KIE with more than fifteen years experience as an editorial project manager and researcher for a popular scholarly press.