Dr. Jamal Barzinji and Dr. Anas al Sheikh Ali (London Office) visited IIUM from February 10-12, 2009 to negotiate the operational plan for the scholarships. There, they had a meeting with Dr. Hazizan bin Md Noon, the Dean of Kulliya of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences (KIRKHS). They also had a meeting with Prof. Syed Arabi Idid, the Rector of IIUM, to report the outcome of the meeting.
While in Malaysia, Dr. Barzinji and Dr. al-Sheikh Ali were invited to dinner by Dr. Anwar Ibrahim at his residence where they met with several intellectuals.
Dr. Jamal Barzinji, Dr. Anas al-Sheikh Ali joined Dr. Anwar Ibrahim to Brookings’ Saban Center for Middle East Policy’s 6th Annual Conference in Doha, Qatar titled: “US-Islamic World Relations.” Dr. Anwar Ibrahim - board member of IIIT- was a keynote speaker at the conference.