Civilization Sequence Program
 
Dr. Nader El-Bizri  

Dr Nader El-Bizri is an Associate Professor in the Civilization Sequence Program, the Director of the Anis Makdisi Program in Literature, and the Coordinator of the MA in Islamic Studies at the Centre for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies.  Prior to joining the American University of Beirut he was a Principal Lecturer (Reader) at the University of Lincoln in the UK, and he previously taught for twelve years at the University of Cambridge, and lectured at the University of Nottingham, the London Consortium, and Harvard University, in addition to holding senior research affiliations at The Institute of Ismaili Studies in London, and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris (CNRS).  Professor El-Bizri maintains active memberships in international societies, such as the American Philosophical Association, and acts as Elected Council Member of the Société Internationale d'Histoire des Sciences et des Philosophies Arabes et Islamiques (CNRS, Paris).  His areas of research are in Arabic Sciences and Philosophy, Phenomenology, and Architectural Humanities.  He has published and lectured widely and internationally.  His books include The Phenomenological Quest between Avicenna and Heidegger (State University of New York at Binghamton, 2000), The Ikhwan al-Safa’ and their Rasa’il (Oxford University Press, 2008), and Epistles of the Brethren of Purity: On Arithmetic and Geometry (Oxford University Press, 2012).  He also edited and revised the translation of primary-source classical texts, such as Roshdi Rashed’s: Al-Khwarizmi: The Beginnings of Algebra (Saqi, 2009), Founding Figures and Commentators in Arabic Mathematics (Routledge, 2011), and Ibn al-Haytham and Analytic Mathematics (Routledge, 2012).  His other publications encompass over fifty peer-refereed journal articles and peer-reviewed chapters, in addition to a vast number of essays in prestigious academic encyclopaedias (Oxford University Press, McMillan, Routledge, and Springer).  Professor El-Bizri is also the General Editor of the Epistles of the Brethren of Purity series that is published by Oxford University Press, and he is the Editor of the ‘Islam Division’ of the Springer Encyclopaedia of Sciences and Religions, and Co-Editor of Islamic Philosophy and Occidental Phenomenology in Dialogue (Kluwer Academic Publishers/Springer).  He also serves on various distinguished editorial boards of journals and series by Cambridge University Press, I. B. Tauris in London, E. J. Brill, and the Centre for Arab Unity Studies in Beirut.  He has moreover acted as a consultant to the Science Museum in London, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture in Geneva, and the Solomon Guggenheim Museum in New York and Berlin, as well as contributing to various BBC radio and TV cultural programs.  Besides his academic profile, he practiced as a professional architect in offices in London, Cambridge, New York, and Beirut.

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Dr. Nader El-Bizri

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