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MOST Scientific Steering Committee

Dr. Saad Eddin Ibrahim

    P.O. Box 13, Mokattam
    Cairo, Egypt
    Tel: (202) 506 1617 / 506 0662
    Fax: (202) 506 1030
    E-mail: ibnkldon@idscl.gov.eg
  • Professor of Political Sociology at he American University in Cairo
  • Secretary General of the Egyptian Independent Commission for Electoral Review (ICER)
  • President of Cairoís Union Social Professions
  • Trustee of the Arab Thought Forum (Amman, Jordan)
  • Member of the Club of Rome (Paris)
  • Chairman of the Board of the Ibn Khaldoum Center for development Studies
  • Founder and Core Member of the Initiative for Peace and Cooperation in the Middle East
  • Member of the World Bankís Advisory Council for Environmentally Sustainable Development (Washington DC)
  • Member of the Board of Minority Rights Group International (London)
  • Middle East International Forum (Terra media)
  • Transparency Internationalís Council on Governance
  • International Bureau for Children Rights Board of Directors
  • Chairman of the Board of Egyptian Enlightenment Association
  • The International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS, UK)
  • Associate editor of International Sociology (the journal of the International Sociological Association)
  • President of the Egyptian Sociologists Association


-Taught at Cairo University, the American University of Beirut, Indiana6prudu University, De Pauw University, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), University of Washington

- Director of the Center for Arab Unity Studies in Cairo

- Founder and Secretary-General of the Arab Organization for Human Rights (Cairo)

-Founder and Secretary-General of the Arab Council of Childhood and Development

-Master Juror of the Agha Khan Award of Islamic Architecture (Geneva)

- President of Al-Sabbah Publishing House

- Board member and Head of Arab Affairs of Al-Ahram Center for Political and Strategies Studies


- The Jordanian Order of Independence (1990)
- The Bahrain Merit Award of Educational research (1988)
- The Kuwait Award in Social and Economic Sciences (1985)

Author of the following books :

  • Sociology of the Arab-Israel Conflict

  • -Kissinger and the Middle East Conflict
  • American Presidential Elections and the Middle East
  • Arabism in Egypt
  • Population and Urbanization in Morocco
  • Bridging the Gap : Intellectuals and Decision Makers in the Arab World
  • The New Arab Social Order
  • Egypt in Quarter of a Century
  • Bedouins of Saudi Arabia
  • Society and State in the Arab World
  • Vindication of Sadat in the Arab World
  • The Great Arab Sedition in the Gulf
  • Family, Gender and Population in the Middle east
  • Egypt, Islam and Democracy
Edited several books and authored over one hundred scholarly articles in Arabic and English periodicals, some of which are translated into as many as 13 languages ; most cited of which are those on Islamic Activism, Civil Society, Democratization in the Arab World and Ethnicity in the Middles Eas


Appeared on major world TV networks (CNN, BBC, CBS, ABC, NBC)
Has his own weekly show (Off the Limelight) on the main channel of the Egyptian TV for four years


B.A. honors, Cairo University (1960)
Ph.D. University of Washington (1968)
Born in Mansura, Egypt (3 December 1938)

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