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A new Board of Trustees has been formed at the Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation, comprised of a distinguished group from various parts of the world, with the aim of aligning with its mission to promote a culture of just peace and the Arabic language.

December 24, 2019

Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Cultural Foundation has announced the formation of its new Board of Trustees, consisting of a distinguished group of academics and thinkers from within the Arab world and beyond. This new council marks its tenth term, succeeding the previous one.

The new board includes:

[1] Mr. Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain as the Chairman,

[2] Saud Abdulaziz Albabtain as the Deputy Chairman,

[3] Abdulrahman Khaled Albabtain as the Secretary-General,

[4] Professor Dr. Tahar Hadjar, former Minister of Higher Education in Algeria,

[5] Dr. Michael Frendo, former Speaker of the Maltese Parliament,

[6] Dr. Suad Abdulwahhab, Dean of the College of Arts at Kuwait University,

[7] Dr. Raymond Farrin, Head of the Arabic Language Department at the American University of Kuwait,

[8] Dr. Abdullah Tatawi, Cultural Advisor to the President of Cairo University,

[9] Dr. Petra Sijpesteijn, Director of the Center for Islamic Studies and the Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain Center for Arab Culture at Leiden University in the Netherlands,

[10] Dr. Leila Al-Saba'an, academic at Kuwait University and former editor-in-chief of Al-Arabi magazine,

[11] Dr. Abdulrahman Tankoul, Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Al-Akhawayn in Fes,

[12] Dr. Nabil Ayyad, President and Founder of the London Academy of Diplomacy,

[13] Dr. Moejab Al-Zahrani, President of the Arab World Institute in Paris and an academic at universities in Saudi Arabia.

Abdulaziz Saud Albabtain, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, stated that the Foundation aims to diversify its members from various parts of the world, creating a global fabric that aligns with its mission to promote a culture of just peace and its focus on poetry and the Arabic language. He emphasized the need for the Foundation to be more open to world cultures and to select individuals who believe in dialogue among peoples and the rejection of conflicts and wars.

Albabtain extended his gratitude to the previous members of the board, praising their contributions to the Foundation during their tenure. He noted that they spared no effort in achieving the intellectual goals they helped shape and realize in practice.

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