Prof. Dr. Hassan Nadhem


Location of Activities

West Asia
University of Kufa
Professor, UNESCO Chair

UNESCO Chair for the Development of Interreligious Dialogue Studies in the Islamic World at the University of Kufa
Editor-in-Chief of Kufa Review
Editor of book series ‘Intellectual Studies’

Dr. Hassan Nadhem is the Chairholder for the UNESCO Chair for Interreligious Dialogue Studies in the Islamic World at the University of Kufa, Iraq. A University professor, he has taught in many institutions and universities across the Arab world and the West: he is an at-distance lecturer and supervisor of the course on Quranic and Hadith sciences at the Islamic College for Advanced Studies at Middlesex University in Lodon, and an assistant professor in the department of Arabic language at Nasser University in Zliten, Libya.Nadhem is a critic and translator, has translated and published more than 20 books, is the founder and editor of a series of books published by the University of Kufa titled “Intellectual Studies,” and the Editor-in-Chief of Kufa Review. His current teaching and research activities mainly involve modern Arabic language and literature, inter-cultural studies, hermeneutics, and critical theory.

Main Publications: 

1.) Hosted a workshop on Mechanisms of Observing Hate Speech, UNESCO Chair for Dialogue, Kufa University, Najaf, Iraq, 18 April 2018.

2.) Participated in a Meeting of Experts for Developing Guidelines for Counter Extremism, King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue (KACND), Riyadh, 14-15 November 2017.

3.) Nadhem, Hassan. „Identity and Literary Canon in a Multicultural Society.“ In Interculturalism at the Crossroad: Comparative Perspectives on Concepts, Policies, and Practices, edited by Fethi Mansouri. UNESCO, 2017.

4.) Participated in a research paper published by the Adyan Foundation within the framework of the Adyan Foundation's Interfaith Alliance against Extremism Project with the support of the British Embassy in Beirut, February 2017.

5.) Participated in the Fifth Annual President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge at the White House, Washington, USA: 9-11th September 2015.

Areas of Actions: 
Interreligious DialoguePluralismYouthPreventing and Countering Extremism
Forms of Actions: 
Educational ProgrammesNetworkingResearch