The Arab Council for the Social Sciences is pleased to organize an interview with Dr. Ahmad Dallal (Dean, Georgetown University in Qatar), lead author of the Third Arab Social Science Monitor Report
Title: The Academic Universes of Social Scientists in the Arab Region: Career Trajectories and Networks in Universities
Dr. Dallal will be interviewed by: Dr. Bassam Haddad (Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University)
Date: Tuesday, December 29, 2020
Time: 5pm (Beirut time)
The interview will be broadcast on the ACSS Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/theacss
About Dr. Dallal:
Ahmad Dallal is Dean of Georgetown University in Qatar. Until Summer 2017, he was a professor of History in the Department of History and Archaeology at the American University of Beirut, where he served as Provost from 2009-2015. Between 2003 and 2009, Dr. Dallal served as chair of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Georgetown University. He had previously held positions at Stanford University (2000-2003), Yale University (1994-2000), and Smith College (1990-1994).
Dr. Dallal has written and lectured widely on a variety of topics, including the Islamic disciplines of learning in medieval and early modern Islamic societies, the development of traditional and exact Islamic sciences, Islamic medieval thought, the early-modern evolution of Islamic revivalism and intellectual movements, Islamic law, and the causes and consequences of 11 September 2001 attacks.
He is the author of An Islamic Response to Greek Astronomy: Kitab Ta‘dil Hay’at al-Aflak of Sadr al-Shari‘a (1995); Islam, Science and the Challenge of History (2012); The Political Theology of ISIS, Prophets, Messiahs and the "Extinction of the Greyzone" (2017); and Islam without Europe – Traditions of Reform in Eighteenth Century Islamic Thought (2018).
Dr. Dallal earned his PhD from Columbia University in Islamic Studies, and his BE in Mechanical Engineering from the American University of Beirut.
About Dr. Haddad:
Bassam Haddad is an ACSS Board of Trustees member and Director of the Middle East and Islamic Studies Program and Associate Professor at the Schar School of Policy and Government at George Mason University.