The Award was presented by Dr. Ibrahim Kalin, Chief Advisor to the Prime Minister of Turkey, and Shaikh Amr Khaled on behalf of Dr. Anas S. Al-Shaikh-Ali, Chair, AMSS UK.
Professor John L. Esposito - Founding Director, Prince Alwaleed Centre for Muslim-Christian Understanding, USA - in recognition of his outstanding academic contributions and pioneering work in developing the academic study and understanding of Faiths and their relations.
Professor Charles E. Butterworth - Emeritus Professor, University of Maryland, USA - in recognition of outstanding scholarly service to the study of Islamic political philosophy and medieval Arabic giving academic prominence to advanced Islamic philosophical discourse and its relevance for the current era.
The Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS UK), is a non-profit organization based in London and committed to the development of perspectives on contemporary local and global issues through research, scholarship, conferences and publications.
The AMSS UK presents two annual Awards which are given to either one or two recipients: the Building Bridges Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lifetime Achievement Award was inaugurated in 2000 and the Building Bridges Award in 2002.
Previous distinguished recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award have been, in date order: