March 01, 2015

ISIS IN LIBY:A Winning the Propaganda War

Dr. Aref Ali Nayed  is the Ambassador of Libya to the United Arab Emirates and is the Founder and Director of Kalam Research & Media(KRM) and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Libya Institute for Advanced Studies (LIAS). He also lectures on Islamic Theology,Logic, and Spirituality at the restored Uthman Pasha Madrasa in Tripoli, Libya and at the Fatih Sultan Mehmet University in Istanbul, Turkey.He is Senior Advisor to the Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme; Fellow of the Royal Aal Al-Bayt Institute in Jordan; Adjunct Professor at FatihSultan Mehmet Vakif University in Istanbul; and is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Templeton Foundation. He was Professor at thePontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (Rome), and the International Institute for Islamic Thought and Civilization (Malaysia). Hehas headed an Information Technology company. He received his B.Sc. in Engineering, M.A. in the Philosophy of Science, and a Ph.D. inHermeneutics from the University of Guelph (Canada). He also studied at the University of Toronto and the Pontifical Gregorian University.He has been involved in various Inter-Faith initiatives since 1987 , including the seminal “A Common Word” process. His books include Operational Hermeneutics: Interpretation as the Engagement of Operational Artifacts (KRM, 2011 ); co-authored with Jeff Mitscherling andTanya Ditommaso,  The Author’s Intention (Lexington Books, 2004 ); and his monographs, Growing Ecologies of Peace, Compassion and Blessing: A Muslim Response to “A Muscat Manifesto” (KRM with The Cambridge Inter-Faith Programme, 2010 ), and Beyond Fascism: NewLibya Actualized  (KRM, 2013


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