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Saad Eddin Ibrahim

Founder, Arab Organization for Human Rights, and Founder, Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies, Egypt

Saad E. Ibrahim is the founder of the Arab Organization for Human Rights, as well as the founder of Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies. He is credited with playing a leading role in the revival of Egypt's contemporary research-based civil society movement. For most of his professional career, he was a professor of sociology at the American University in Cairo and he holds a Trustee position at the Arab Democracy Foundation. In addition, he was previously the Wallerstein distinguished visiting professor at the Drew University Center on Religion, Culture & Conflict in Madison, New Jersey. Saad is a Fellow of Salzburg Global Seminar.