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Abdulwahed Jalal Nori

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Political Science) - Doctor of Philosophy, IIUM Holding Sdn Bhd
  • Master of Human Science (Political Science) - Masters Degree, IIUM Holding Sdn Bhd
  • Bachelor of Islamic Reveled Knowledge and Heritage (Usul Al-Din and Comparative Religion) - Bachelor Degree, IIUM Holding Sdn Bhd

Abdulwahed Jalal Nori (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus


Expert Profile


Working Experience 


1.           From 2008 to 2010, I worked as a contract lecturer at the University Utara Malaysia, Collage of Law, government and International Studies. I taught International Political Economy, Political Economy of Developed and Developing Countries, International institution & Organization, Politics of the Muslim World, Diplomacy, Research Methods in social science, Nationalism,  Thinking skills and Ethic management. 

2.           From 2010 to 2013 visiting lecturer at the University Malaya (Academy of Islamic Studies). I taught degree and master courses such as (Introduction to political science, effective governance in Islam, Malaysian public policy and administration, International Relations in Islam, etc. I was also the main supervisor of two PhD students.

3.           From September 2012 to December 2013 I was a full-time senior lecturer at Human Development University in Iraq, College of Law & Politics and part-time lecturer at the American University-Iraq. I taught courses such as (International Political economy, International Relation in Islam, & Diplomacy. 

4.           From 2014 to June 2019 worked as a senior analyst Social Policy at the Institute of Strategic & International Studies (ISIS-Malaysia). 

5.           Part-time lecturer at the International Islamic University Malaysia from 2014 to 2018.  

6.           Part-time lecture at the Management Science University. Supervising Master  & PhD Students.

  7.           Currently work as an assistant professor at IIUM A. My main research interests revolve around the processes of political reform and contestation, social policy in Malaysia and the wider Southeast Asian region. I also research on international relations, democracy, culture policy,  .  


  1-    Dr. Abdul Wahed Jalal Nori. Journal of Politics and Law, Insurgency, Political Stability & Economic Performance in Post-Saddam Iraq: An Evaluation. Vol 2, No. 4, December 2009. ISSN, 1913-9047. 

2-    Abdul wahed Jalal Nore (2010) Power-sharing democracy in Post-Saddam Iraq. In: International Seminar, Economic Regional Development, Law and Governance in Malaysia and Indonesia, 7-9 June 2010,Universitas Islam Riau Indonesia, Pekan Baru, Riau, pp. 1-10. ISBN 9789832078425. 

  3-    Abdul Wahed Jalal Nori (2011), New Iraq or Dark Days,The Kurdistan Tribune.  

4-    Abdul Wahed Jalal Nori (2011), (افتقار معظم الحكام المسلمين لخلق السماحة وتداعيات ذلك على أمن العباد والبلاد), Journal of Usuluddin, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya. 

5-    Abdul Wahed Jalal Nori (2012), the Kurdish Dilemma, The Kurdistan Tribune.  

6-    Dr. AbdulWahed Jalal Nori. Jurnal Hubungan Internasional (Journal of International Relations), Reconstructing the Iraqi Political System: The Post-Saddam Era. The Roles of the United States and the Coalitions Forces. Vol. 4 No. 2, October 2015.

  7-    Dr.Abdul Wahed Jalal Nori, New Straits Times, 24-2-2015, Iraq heading for partition

8-    Dr.Abdul Wahed jalal Future of Iraqi Kurds Hangs in the Balance, New Straits Times, 21-4-2015. 

9-    Dr.Abdul Wahed Jalal Nori, Coming to terms with a nuclear Iran, New Straits Times, 30 June 2015 

10- Khairia Muhamaed & AbdulWahed Jalal Nori, Journal of Public Policy & Research, Media’s Role in Strengthening the Relationship Between Political Culture and Democratic Transformation in Libya, Vol 8, No 1 (2018) 

11- Abdul Wahed Jalal Nori (2012) Malaysia: Political rights and Politics of Multiculturalism. In: 2nd International Seminar on Syariah and Common Law, 6-7 March 2012 (ISCOL 2012), Faculty of Syariah and Law, University Science Islam Malaysia (USIM), Malaysia, pp. 294-301. Jilid 1. ISBN: 978-967-5852-17-6 

12- Dr. AbdulWahed Jalal Nori, Rethinking National Integration and Unity, New Straits Times, 8 March 2016. 

13- Dr. Abdulwahed Jalal Nori, In Pursuit of Happiness, New Straits Times, 26 June 2016. 

14- Dr.Abdulwahed Jalal Nori, Daesh Bukan Jalan Singkat Ke Syurga, Utusan Melayu, 27 July 2016. 

15- Dr.Abdulwahed Jalal Nori, “Elakkan campur tangan asing,”  in Utusan Online, 4 November 2016. 

16- Dr.AbdulWahed Jalal Nori, Weaving Strong Ties, New Straits Times, 8 November 2016. 

17- Dr. Abdulwahed Jalal Nori, Restoring moral values, New Straits Times, 3-2-2017 

18- Dr.AbdulWahed Jalal Nori, Aging Gracefully to 2045, New Straits Time, September 20, 2017. 

19- Dr. Abdulwahed Jalal Nori, How Do We Deal With Unknowable Future, New Straits Time, February 2, 2018 

20- Dr. Abdulwahed Jalal Nori, Rethinking Malaysian Youth, New Straits Time, September22, 2015

21- Dr.Abdulwahed Jalal Nori, Rethinking Our Education, New Straits Time, May 2,  2017. 

22. Book: State Building Under Foreign Occupation: The Case of Iraq, 2003-2008.IIUM Printing Press, 2017. 

23. Dr.Abdulwahed Jalal Nori, Seeking paradigm shift in education, New Straits Time, November 19, 2019 

24.Abdulwahed Jalal Nori, Year of mass demos, violence, New Straits Time, January 4, 2020            

Memberships & Positions

                     1.     UUM COLGIS Committee Member Publication from January 1st, 2010 until December 31st, 1010.UUM COLGIS Seminar Committee Member from January 1st, 2010 until December 31st, 2010. 

2.     UUM COLGIS Leadership Academic Development Scheme Committee from January 1st, 2010 until December 30th, 2012. 

3.     I was on line Academic Member of Foreign Relation Committee in Iraq from 2008 to 2009.  

4.     Committee member of post-graduate studies at Human development University/Sulaimanya/ Iraq. 

5.     Head of scientific community at Human Development University/Sulaimanya Iraq.

6.     Member of KIRKHS Kulliyyah Sejahtera Committee (KSC), 2nd December 2019 to 30th Juune 2021

7.     Member of Flagship of the FP09 the 3E (Empowering, Enriching & Enabling) Youth Programme.  

Conference participation  

  1.     The Economic Regional Development, Law & Governance in Malaysia & Indonesia: International Seminar, Jun 7-8, 2010. My paper was on (Politics and Economics in Post-Saddam Iraq). 

2.     Submitted a paper to Mongolian-Taiwanese joint symposium on “Security of States other than Major Powers”, 28 Jun to 3 July, 2010. My paper is on Power-Sharing Democracy in Iraq. 

3.     Criminalize War Conference & War Crimes Tribunal 2009 (International Conference), 28-29th of October, 2009. It was held at the Putra World Trade Centre in Kuala Lumpur. 

4.     Presented a full-conference paper on (Understanding and Rethinking Youth Policy in Malaysia) for the third International conference on Elections and Democracy 2017 (E & D 2017) of UNIMAS, which was held from 19 - 20 April 2017 at the Grand Margherita Hotel, Kuching, and Sarawak, organized by UNIMAS.  

5.     Presented a paper at The 17th Melaka International Youth Dialogue (MIYD) “Our Roles in Solving Juvenile Delinquency” that was held from 9th to 13th of July 2017 at the MITC Hotel in Melaka, Malaysia. The 17th MIYD, was organized by the World Assembly of Youth in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth and Sports (Malaysia), Melaka State Government, Asian Youth Council, Commonwealth Youth Council and Malaysian Youth Council.  

Area of Specialisation

  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Philosophy ~ Other Philosophy n.e.c.

Teaching Responsibilities

BASIC PHILOSOPHY AND ISLAMIC WORLDVIEW 2024/2025 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022
CREATIVE THINKING AND PROBLEM SOLVING 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
FINAL YEAR PROJECT I 2021/2022 2020/2021
FINAL YEAR PROJECT II 2021/2022 2020/2021
KNOWLEDGE & CIVILIZATION IN ISLAM 2024/2025 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022
PUBLIC RELATIONS 2016/2017 2015/2016


The Impact Of Civil Society On The Political Decision- Making In The De Facto State Of Iraqi Kurdistan : An Analysis.
Ph.D Completed 2023 Main Supervisor
Assessing The Political System Of The Kurdistan Region Of Iraq 2003- 2018: How Political Settlement Shapes Political Stability.
Ph.D Completed 2023 Co-supervisor
China'S Foreign Policy And Military Strategies Under President Xi Jinping Toward The East And South China Seas Security Architecture.
Ph.D Completed 2023 Co-supervisor
دور سلطنة عمان في الوساطة لحل نزاعات الشرق الأوسط: دراسة تحليلي The Role of The Sultanate of Oman as mediator in resolving Middle East Conflicts: An Analytical Study .
The Role Of The Sultanate Of Oman As Mediator In Resolving Middle East Conflicts: An Analytical Study .
Ph.D Completed 2022 Co-supervisor
Kurdish Life And Role In The Ottoman Administration In Evliya Celebi'S Seyahatname .
Ph.D Completed 2021 Main Supervisor
التدخل الأ جنبي في ليبيا وتأثيره على كيان الدولة خلال الفترة من 2008/2007م .
Foreign Interference In Libya And Its Impact On The State'S Entity During The Period From 2007-2008.
Ph.D Completed 2021 Co-supervisor
A Study Of History Between Hegel And Toynbee: A Critical Review From A Khaldunian Perspective .
Ph.D In Progress Main Supervisor
Decentralisation And Governance In The Maldivian Public Sector (Service Delivery)-An Islamic Critique.
Ph.D In Progress Main Supervisor
السياسة الخارجية العمانية في عهد السلطان قابوس بن سعيد ودبلوماسية الحياد الإيجابي وأثرها أقليميا ودوليا: 1970-2018م.
Omani Foreign Policy During The Reign Of Sultan Qaboos Bin Said And Diplomacy Of Positive Neutrality And Its Regional And Impact 1970-2018.
Ph.D In Progress Co-supervisor
The Political And Cultural Role Of The Amiriya State In Morocco And Andalusia During The Forth And Fifth Centuries Ah.
Ph.D In Progress Co-supervisor
Martin Luther'S Views On Islamic Civilization And Its Impacts On Religious Reform In Europe.
Master Completed 2024 Main Supervisor
Challenges Of Democratization In Kurdistan Region Of Iraq And The Role Of The Elite 2003-2018.
Master Completed 2021 Co-supervisor
Challenges Of Democratization In Kurdistan Region Of Iraq And The Role Of The Elite 2003-2018.
Master Completed 2021 Co-supervisor
The Effectiveness Of Islamic Moral System Module (Imsm) On The Undergraduate Students In Afghanistan: The Case Of Balkh University, 2017-2020.
Master In Progress Co-supervisor

Research Projects

2023 - 2024 Fostering Creativity Among the Vulnerable Groups: How to Solve Daily Life Problem with Simple Yet Effective Thinking Tools.
2018 - 2022 Delineating A Framework For Child Abuse in Malaysia: A Holistic-Interactionistic Approach
2022 - Present Introduction to Futures Studies



2024 Gendered political empowerment in Iraq: examining women's engagement in the post-2003 political landscape. al-Burhān Journal of Qurʾān and Sunnah Studies, 8 (1) pp. 122-145
2024 Unveiling historical trajectory and civilisational evolution: a comparative examination through the lenses of Ibn Khaldun and Oswald Spengler. IIUM Journal of Religion and Civilisational Studies, 6 (2) pp. 184-212
2023 Malaysia's potential revolution: embracing gold-backed cryptocurrency into international net settlement via blockchain could transform economic and financial resilience. Journal of Islam in Asia, 20 (3) pp. 337-382
2023 Temporal and geographical forces in shaping Ibn Khaldun's theory: relevance and application in modern societal dynamics. Al-Shajarah, 28 (2) pp. 315-342
2022 Civil Society in Iraqi Kurdistan: a historical perspective. IIUM Journal of Religion and Civilisational Studies (IJRCS), () pp.
2022 Rethinking Consociationalism and Coalition Politics in Malaysia. Journal of Islam in Asia, Vol 19. No 2 (2) pp.
2022 Understanding teenage pregnancy out of wedlock within the structure of the Malay family. IIUM Journal of Human Sciences, 4 (1) pp. 27-38
2020 The life and political role of Kurdish women in the Ottoman Empire. IIUM JOURNAL OF RELIGION AND CIVILISATIONAL STUDIES, 3 (2) pp. 139-153
2020 Year of mass demos, violence. News Strait Time, () pp.
2019 Seeking paradigm shift in education. New Straits Times, () pp.
2018 Media’s role in strengthening the relationship between Political Culture and Democratic Transformation in Libya. Public Policy and Administration Research, 8 (1) pp. 16-26
2009 Insurgency, political stability and economic performance in post-Saddam Iraq: an evaluation. Journal of Politics and Law, 2 (4) pp. 103-114
Conference or Workshop Item

2023 Examining the significance of civil society in augmenting and empowering youth; within the context of Iraqi Kurdistan. In: The 17th Putrajaya International Conference on Children, Women, Elderly and Persons with Disabilities 2023,
2023 Foresight unveiled: leveraging scenario construction to shape a desirable future - a comprehensive case study from Iraq. In: International Conference-Islamic Civilization: Advancing the Notion of Co-Existence in the Modern Era,
2022 Fostering creativity among Muslim women refugees the use of effective tools to manage the daily life problems in the Camps. In: International Conference on Women Empowerment: Social Development of Refugee Women Living in Malaysia (2022),
2022 Fostering creativity among the vulnerable groups: a case of teenage pregnancy. In: Post Pandemic Empowerment, Recovery and Wellbeing of Children, Women, the Elderly and Persons with Disabilities”,
2022 Futures Studies Workshop: HDU2050 Scenario Building. In: Futures Studies Workshop: HDU2050 Scenario Building,
2022 Teaching creative thinking and problem-solving skills for a vulnerable group: the case of teenage pregnancy. In: The 14th Putrajaya International Conference on Children, Women, Elderly and Person With Disabilities 2022,
2022 Understanding teenage pregnancy out of wedlock within the structure of the Muslim Malay family. In: The 14th Putrajaya International Conference On Children, Women, Elderly And Persons With Disabilities 2022,
2021 An Epistemology of Futures studies: an Islamic Perspective. In: Symposium on the emergency and isses in Islamic Philosophy,
2021 Unveiling the Veiled: Unwed Teenage Pregnancy and its Impact on the Malaysian Population. In: The 13th Putrajaya International Conference On Children, Women, Elderly And Persons With Disabilities 2021,
2020 Child abuse in Malaysia: understanding of child abuse from cultural and familial perspective. In: Symposium on Interdisciplinary Islamic Research,
2020 Sounds Islamic legal system. In: Workshop on Vision 2077 For Education Cluster & Muslim Unity Cluster,
2020 Workshop on Vision 2077 education cluster & Islamic unity cluster. In: Workshop on Vision2077 (Education cluster & Islamic Unity,