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The General Director of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies.
Azmi Bishara is the General Director of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS). He is also the Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. A prominent Arab writer and scholar, Bishara has published numerous books and academic papers in political thought, social theory, and philosophy, in addition to several literary works, including: Civil Society: A Critical Study (1996); On the Arab Question: An Introduction to an Arab Democratic Statement (2007); Religion and Secularism in Historical Context (3 volumes 2011-2013); On Revolution and Susceptibility to Revolution (2012); The Army and Political Power in the Arab Context: Theoretical Problems (2017); Essay on Freedom (2016); Sect, Sectarianism, and Imagined Sects (2017); What is Salafism? (2018); The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Daesh): A General Framework and Critical Contribution to Understanding the Phenomenon (2018); What is Populism? (2019) and Democratic Transition and its Problems: Theoretical Lessons from Arab Experiences (2020). Some of these works have become key references within their respective field. While several books of his work are being translated to be published in English, his book Sect, Sectarianism, and Imagined Sects appeared in English (Hurst and Oxford University Press 2020).
As part of a wider project chronicling, documenting, and analyzing the Arab revolutions of 2011, Bishara has also published three key volumes: The Glorious Tunisian Revolution (2011); Syria's Via Dolorosa to Freedom: An Attempt at Contemporary History (2013) and The Great Egyptian Revolution (in two volumes) (2014). Each book deals with the revolution's background, path, and different stages. In their narration and detail of the revolutions' daily events, these volumes constitute a key reference in what is known as contemporary history along with an analytical component that interlinks the social, economic and political contexts of each revolution.
Editor of Tabayyun, the Journal for Cultural
Studies and Philosophy.
Philosophy at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
Philosophy at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies and Editor of Tabayyun, the Journal for Cultural
Studies and Philosophy. Bahlul has taught at several universities, including
Yarmouk (Jordan), Indiana-Purdue (US), Bir Zeit (Palestine), UAE (UAE), and
Qatar (Qatar). His research focuses around the concept of identity and sameness, in the context of contemporary
discussions of metaphysics and with reference to Leibniz and Aristotle. At
a later stage, he began to study Islamic kalam and philosophy. His
interest in Islamic philosophy expanded to include contemporary Arab and
Islamic thought, with special reference to the impact of Western modernity
on politics and society, and issues of women, democracy, and human rights.
editorial secretary for Tabayyun Journal at the ACRPS
Researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies
Researcher and editorial secretary for Tabayyun Journal at the ACRPS. He holds an MA in Modern and Contemporary Western Philosophy from the University of Algiers 02. His research interests focus on the issues of philosophy of religion and the sacred, Hermeneutics, phenomenology, existential psychotherapy, and contemporary existential philosophy.
Member of the Editorial Board
in the School of Social Science and Humanities at the Doha Institute for
Associate Professor in the School of Social Science and Humanities at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. Previously, he worked at several Arab and foreign universities and as an Academic Researcher. He is a practicing literary and art critic and curator, and has written a number of literary works. He has helped initiate various cultural and intellectual projects in the university context and elsewhere. His main research fields are materiality, language, ideology, plasticity, and aesthetics. Specific areas he has addressed include colonial contexts, especially the Arab-Islamic and the Palestinian ones.
of Philosophy at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
Professor of Philosophy at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, Kassab taught and carried out research in Lebanon, Germany and the United States. Her research interests focus on European and non-European culture philosophy, contemporary and modern Arab thought, questions of critique and enlightenment, questions of intellectual and philosophical independence and modern Arab historiography.
Professor of Modern
Arabic and Comparative Literature at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
Professor of Modern Arabic and Comparative Literature. He studied English and Comparative Literature at the American University in Cairo and the University of Texas in Austin. He taught Arabic and Comparative Literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London before joining the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. He was Professor of American and World Literature at the University of Texas. His research interests focus on Arabic and comparative literature, postcolonial studies, cultural studies, translation studies, literary theory, modern philosophy, and hermeneutics.
Researcher at the
Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies
Researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies and responsible for running the Center's Research Department. He has written or contributed to more than 30 books and worked in many research areas linked to modern Arab thought and modernity, education and human development, development and demographics, Syrian foreign migration, and development forecasting studies. In Syria, he worked for many national and international bodies and as Director and Consultant for the UNDP in Syria.
Comparative Literature at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
Comparative Literature at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. He worked as
at the Arabic Studies Department of the Center for Near and Middle Eastern
Studies at the Philipps University of Marburg, Germany. His research focuses on
modern and contemporary Arabic literature; the new aesthetics of resistance in
contemporary Arab literature and art; Arabic literature as a medium for
collective memory; the influence of Kafka and Brecht on Arab literature; and dealing
with encountering Europe and intellectuals' negotiating with modernity in
Philosophy at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies
Philosophy at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies, he worked as a Teacher at the Académie de Versailles, and an Assistant
Researcher at CNRS. From 1984 he was Assistant Professor at the University of
Tunis, then Lecturer at the University of Kairawan (1998-2003), before his
promotion to full Professor at the University of Tunis Manar in 2003. His
research interests focus on the history of classical and modern philosophy (including
the Enlightenment of the 17th and 18th centuries), political philosophy (social
contract, civil society, state), and history of intellectual systems (Nahda and
modern Arab reception of the Enlightenment).
Professor and Head of the Philosophy Program at
the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies.
Professor and Head of the Philosophy Program at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. He was Professor in the Philosophy Department, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Mohamed V University, Rabat, His research focuses on Islamic philosophy and Arab thought, especially the philosophy of Ibn Rushd. His major works include: "Yes and No: The Open Thought of Ibn Arabi"; "The Islamic Mind between Cordoba and Isfahan"; "For a Polyphonic Modernity"; "Workshops on Philosophies: Rights, Culture, Politics, and Religion"; and "The Dialectic of the Mind and the City in Contemporary Arab Philosophy".
Professor and Head of
the Comparative Literature Program at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies.
Professor and Head of the Comparative Literature Program at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. She combines interdisciplinary specializations in comparative literary theory, discourse analysis, cultural criticism, gender studies, cinema, and media. She is currently working on three research projects: "Australia's Multilingual Literary Heritage: The Contribution of Arab Australians in Arabic and English"; "Modernity in the Works of Ameen Rihani, Mayy Ziade and Kahlil Gibran: A Comparative Perspective"; and "Modernity, Women and the City: Representations of Women and Beirut in Lebanese Film".
Tabayyun is a quarterly, peer-reviewed journal, published by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ISSN: 2305-246). First published in in Autumn 2012