Fadi Daou – Chair and CEO, Adyan Foundation, Beirut; Professor of Interreligious Dialogue and Geopolitics of Religion, Université Saint-Esprit Kaslik

Prof. Fadi Daou is Chairman and CEO of Adyan Foundation where he also is the Scientific Director of the Euro-Arab program: Leaders for interreligious understanding. He holds an MA in theology, from the Catholic University of the West (Angers, France), and in political philosophy from University Marc Bloch (Strasbourg, France), where he also earned his doctorate in theology. He is a Professor of Interreligious dialogue and Geopolitics of religion at Université Saint-Esprit Kaslik. Pr. Daou is also the Coordinator of the interreligious and ecumenical relations at the Maronite church, and a Consultant on Middle-Eastern issues and Christian-Muslim relations to many organizations. He is the author and editor of a number of books and articles among which: Education and Coexistence in the Framework of Plural Citizenship (2012), Divine Hospitality: Christian and Muslim Theologies of the Other (co-author with Nayla Tabbara – 2011), Reconciling Ethics and Politics: The Role of Theology (2008).  He works as a consultant on Middle Eastern issues, religion in the public sphere, and Christian-Muslim relations and is a member of various organizations such as the scientific board at Al-Mowafaqa Ecumenical Institute (Rabat, Morocco); Lebanon’s Ecumenical Disability Advocates Network (EDAN); and the Middle-Eastern Advisory Board of Awareness Foundation (United Kingdom).