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FaceOf: Faisal bin Abdulrahman bin Muaammar, secretary-general of KAICIID

Tue, 2018-11-20 01:46

Faisal bin Abdulrahman bin Muaammar is the secretary-general of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz International Center for Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue (KAICIID) based in Vienna.

He also serves as an adviser to King Salman. His responsibilities as the secretary-general of KAICIID includes being the primary representative of the center at high-level international conferences as well as overseeing the Secretariat and development of training programs, events and initiatives to enhance dialogue among followers of different religions.

Prior to holding his position at KAICIID, Bin Muaammar oversaw the founding and stewardship of King Abdulaziz Center for National Dialogue (KACND). ّIt is the only Saudi institution dedicated to national dialogue. He held that role for five years from 2003 to 2018.

Bin Muaammar also headed the creation of the Arabic Union Catalog (AUC) a one-of-a-kind digital platform in the Arab world, which has over 1.2 million bibliographic records today.

He has also served in different positions is the Saudi government, including vice minister of education between 2009 and 2011, an adviser to the royal court of then-Crown Prince Abdullah, and deputy of the National Guard for Cultural and Educational Affairs.

He is also a member of a number of national and international boards including King Abdul Aziz Foundation for Islamic Studies and Humanities (Morocco).

Bin Muaammar holds a bachelors degree in sociology from King Saud University in Riyadh and a masters degree in management from Webster University in St. Louis, US.

The KAICIID took part in the World Tolerance Summit held last week in Dubai and highlighted Saudi Arabias role in promoting tolerance, coexistence, and diversity.

Bin Muaammar as a speaker at the summit discussed the role of governments and social media in promoting religion and cultural harmony.

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