Professor Yasir Suleiman has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.
Professor Suleiman is a Fellow of King's College and is His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Sa'id Professor of Modern Arabic Studies at the University of Cambridge. He receives the CBE for services to scholarship.
He has published extensively on the Arabic language, on the cultural politics of the Middle East, and on the Arabic intellectual tradition. He has also conducted work on Arabic language teaching reforms in Bahrain, Egypt, Oman, Qatar and UAE, and is Founding Director of the HRH Prince Alwaleed Centre of Islamic Studies.
He is a Trustee of a number of organisations, including the Arab-British Chamber of Commerce Charitable Fund, the International Prize for Arab Fiction, the Gulf Research Council-Cambridge, and the Banipal Trust for Arab Literature. He is also Chair of the Panel of Judges of the British-Kuwait Middle Eastern Studies Book Prize.
For more about Professor Suleiman's work, see his Faculty web page.