UNESCO awards Chancellor Ali as Outstanding Peace Educator
by Anderson V. Villa, Ph.D
Dr. Anshari P. Ali, the 6th Chancellor of Mindanao State University (MSU) – General Santos Campus is awardee of the prestigious 2019 United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Clubs’ Outstanding Peace Educator in San Fernando City, Pampanga on December 7, 2019. Chancellor Ali is a native of Bacolod Grande, Lanao del Sur, Philippines. He is a member of the Philippine Shari’ah Bar having passed the 1991 Shari’ah Bar Examination. Dr. Ali obtained his Ph.D. in Islamic Civilization at the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), International Islamic University in Malaysia. He finished his MA in Islamic Studies (MAIS) at the Institute of Islamic Studies, University of the Philippines, Diliman; and his Bachelor of Science in International Relations (BSIR) at the Mindanao State University in Marawi City. Dr. Ali also finished Rabi Thanawi at Ma’had Marawi Al-Islami, Marawi City and learned Arabic language for three years during his doctoral studies in ISTAC, Malaysia. He was one of the students of the renowned New Muslim Philosopher Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas of Malaysia.
Dr. Anshari P. Ali is the author of the book, “The Evolution of Islamic Law in the Philippines: History Texts and Analysis” published by the Mindanao State University, General Santos City (2009). He has authored three articles published internationally which dealt with Islamic Family Law in the Philippines, Secularism in the Application of Islamic Family Law in the Philippines, and Legal Impediments of the Application of Islamic Family Law in the Philippines. Dr. Anshari P. Ali has been with MSU General Santos City since 1992 up to the present as Faculty Member with the current academic rank of Professor VI handling Shari’ah courses in the MSU College of Law Extension and Islamic Studies subjects at the Islamic Studies Department of the College of Social Sciences and Humanities. Prior to having been elected as Chancellor, he was the Assistant Dean of the College of Law Extension.
Upon assumption of his Chancellorship, Dr. Ali’s administrative framework focused on achieving the vision of MSUGeneral Santos to be a globally competitive university while at the same time reaching its mission of becoming a national peace university.
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