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A new Board of Trustees, consisting of a select group of thinkers and academics in the field of Arabic language and cultural dialogue, has been formed in the Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation.

February 1, 2017

         Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation has announced the formation of its new Board of Trustees for the current year, comprising a number of intellectuals and academics specialized in the fields of literature, Arabic language, and cultural dialogue, in line with the Foundation's activities related to poetry, thought, and cultural exchange with peoples around the world.

         The new Board of Trustees is composed of Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain as the President, and Abdulrahman Khaled Albabtain as the General Secretary. The other members include Dr. Taher Hajjar, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in Algeria; Dr. Mohammed Al-Rumaihi, a thinker and professor of sociology in Kuwait; Dr. Ziyad Abu Laban, President of the Writers' Union in Jordan; Dr. Suad Abdulwahab, Dean of the Faculty of Arts at Kuwait University; Dr. Abdelrahman Tankoul, a Moroccan professor specializing in literary criticism; Dr. Abdullah Al-Tatawi from Egypt, a professor of Arabic literature at Cairo University; Dr. Abdullah Al-Muhanna, a professor at the College of Arts, Kuwait University; Dr. Kamal Imran from Tunisia, and Dr. Nadia Abu Ghazi from Egypt, a professor of International Relations at the Faculty of Economics and Political Science, Cairo University; Dr. Wijdan Al-Sayegh, a professor of Arabic language at the University of Michigan, USA, and Dr. Yousef Bakkar, a professor of Arabic language at Yarmouk University in Jordan.

         Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain, the Chairman of the Foundation, stated that the Foundation periodically seeks to capitalize on scholarly experiences. Thus, it welcomes distinguished individuals to its Board of Trustees who possess academic and cultural aspirations aligned with the Foundation's mission of spreading the Arabic language and culture, as well as expanding its global engagement in cultural dialogue and promoting understanding among nations.

         Albabtain expressed gratitude to the previous board members, acknowledging their significant contribution in terms of substantial scholarly momentum for the Foundation. He wished the new board success in continuing the journey initiated by the Foundation in 1989 and in activating its intellectual objectives that have expanded on a global scale.

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