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Abdullah Al Seyid Walad Abah

Dr. Abdullah El Seyid Walad Abah is a professor of Philosophy and Studies at the University of Nouakchott, Mauritania, a position he has held since 1989. He is also a visiting professor at several Arab and international universities, lecturing on Modern Philosophy, Philosophy of Ethics, Politics and Religion, Philosophy of Law, Philosophy of Theology, Islamic Philosophy, and Communication and Media Philosophy. He also oversees the training of high-school teachers of Philosophy and Social Sciences, and supervises dissertations and theses.

Besides his work as a university professor, Dr. Abah has acted as the coordinator of Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO from 2001–2005) programs, a consultant to the Supreme Council for Communication (2006–2011), an expert in human development, accredited by the United Nations, and as Secretary General of Mauritanian Philosophical Studies. He has also written weekly columns in Asharq Al Awsat (1993–2010) and Al Ittihad (2009–).

Dr. Abdullah El Seyid Walad Abah has published numerous academic works, including: Foucault’s History and Truth, Trends in Globalization (2001); The Future of Israel and the Crisis of the Zionist Project [co-author] (2001); Post-9/11 World (2004); Obstacles of Democratic Transformation in the Arab World (2005); Misery of Welfare (2006); Religion and Identity in the World (2010); The New Arab revolutions: Track and Destiny (2012); Islam and the Open Society (2012); and Religious–Political Issues in Modern Western Thought (at press), in addition to dozens of articles and studies published in Arabic periodicals.