Azim Shamshiev, Board Member


Born and raised in Uzbekistan, Azim Shamshiev holds undergraduate degree in regional economics from the National University of Uzbekistan. In 2003, he received full scholarship from the Central European University in Hungary to undertake his master’s education in the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy. Upon earning his MSc degree, he stayed with the same department for his doctoral studies. His research explores the link between Sufi thought and environmental ethics.

In 2008, Azim migrated to Canada where he continued working on his doctoral research. He has also been actively involved as volunteer with the Intercultural Dialogue Institute which is a non- profit organization promoting intercultural and interfaith dialogue among individuals and communities. In 2012, he was appointed to the staff of the organization as co-director for the Greater Toronto Area.