Holders of The Chair

​​ Current Chair ​ ​
Bilal Orfali​ 2019-p​resent​​                       
Degree holder: PhD, Yale University
Title: Professor of Arabic and Near Eastern Language​
Previous Chairs​ ​

​T​​arif Khalidi 2002-16
Degree holder: PhD, University of Chicago
Title: Professor of the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES)​
Previous Visiting Professors ​​

Ridwan​ El-Sayyed 2017-19​
Degree holder: PhD in Philosophy from Tubingen University in Germany
Title: Visiting Professor

Aziz Al-Azmeh 2001-02
Degree holder: PhD, University of Oxford
Title: Visiting Professor of History and Archaeology​

​​George Saliba 2001-02
Degree holder: PhD​, University of California, Berkley
Title: Visiting Professor of History and Archaeology

​​Syed Husain Jafri 1974-76
Degree holder: Ph.D., London University
Title: Senior Lecturer, The Sheikh Zayid Bin Sultan Chair of Islamic Studies

​​Zafrullah Khan