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Director, Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (RIIFS)

Majeda Omar is the director of the Royal Institute for Inter-faith Studies in Jordan. She previously served as a Senior Researcher at Majlis El Hassan, (His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal Offices), Royal Hashemite Court, Jordan.

She also chaired the philosophy department at the University of Jordan. She has published several research papers on pragmatism, epistemology, metaphysics, history and philosophy of science and philosophy of religion. Omar was a participant in the International Higher Education Interfaith Leadership Forum. She holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Edinburgh, where she specialized in contemporary Western philosophy.

Bibliography as at 26.10.17
Main Publications: 

1.) 2017. "Promotion of the Amman Message in the Euro-Mediterranean Region", IEMed Mediterranean Yearbook 2017, 312-314.

2.) 2016. “On the Road of Ideas: Plotinus, Al-Farabi and Maimonides”, Proceedings of the Farabi Symposium entitled “Farabi, A civilization Philosopher, publisher: Al-Farabi Kazakh National University.

3.) 2015. “Teaching Philosophy in Jordan”, in “The Status of Teaching Philosophy in the Arab World”, UNESCO and The International Center for Humanities, Lebanon, 194-211.

4.) 2013. “Answers to the Question Can Science Dispense With Religion” in Mehdi Golshani (ed.) “Can Science Dispense With Religion?”, Fourth Edition, Nex Impressions, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 331-336.

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