Rachid MuradVice Chair, St. Johns University
Rachid Murad is an Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University, Queens Campus. Throughout his 20+-year professional tenure track, Rachid has gained extensive experience in human rights and international affairs. Serving as the former Special Advisor to the Joint Special Representative, which was the largest international peace-keeping mission in the world, Rachid held a special appointment for the African Union-United Nations Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID). He also worked with Columbia University’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights in developing groundbreaking programs for human right advocates.
A native of Jamaica Queens, Rachid has been married for 20 years and has three children. He holds a B.A. in political science from St. John’s University and an M.P.A. from the School of International & Public Affairs at Columbia University. Most recently, Rachid earned an M.A. in Theology and is pursing his Ph.D from Duke University. An ordained Deacon of the Catholic faith, Rachid is a valued and respected member of his community.