Dr. Musa Shallal is currently an associate professor in the United Arab Emirates University, Department of Sociology, where he has been affiliated since 1998. He holds a PhD in Sociology from Iowa State University; and he is a social worker by practice. He has worked with the Sudanese Government and the UNHCR, where he was awarded a copy of the Nobel Peace Prize. He is a founder of the University of Mugtrabeen in Sudan (2010) and a founder of its library (2103). He is heavily involved in Sudanese Community activities in the UAE. Dr. Musa is married and a father of four sons.