American University of Beirut

Ridwan Al-Sayyed

P.H.D in Philosophy from Tübingen University in Germany 1977. Prof. of Islamic Studies, Lebanese University, Beirut 1978-2014. Director of the Institute of Islamic Studies, Beirut 1985-2000. Editor in the Scientific Journals: Al-Fikr Al-‘Arabi 1979-1985, Al-Ijtihad 1988-2004 and Tolerance /understanding 2004-2018. Visiting Prof. in Bamberg, Salzburg, Harvard, Chicago, San’aa and the American University in Beirut(2017-2018).
Books: Al-umma wal-Gama’a was-Sulta (1984)- Al-Gama’a wal- Mujtama’ wad Dawla (1997)- Siyasiyat al-Islam al- Mu’asir (1997)- Al-Sira’ ala-al-Islam(2004)- Maqala fil-islah as-Siyasi al-‘Arabi (2005)- German Orientalists (2007)- Arab and Iranians (2014)- Time for Change: Religion, State and Political Islam (2014)- Struggle for Arabic Heritage(2015). 
Honors and Prizes: A. Shuman (1985), A. Dibs (1996), Khawarizmi Prize From Iran(1998), King Faisal Prize for Islamic Studies (2017).​

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