Speakers 2020, 2021

Fadi Daou

Co-founder & Policy Advisor, Adyan Foundation, Lebanon

Fadi Daou is Co-founder and Policy Advisor of Adyan Foundation in Beirut, Lebanon, where he also is scientific director of the Euro-Arab program, “Leaders for Interreligious Understanding” and the public reform program, “National Strategy for Education on Citizenship and Coexistence.” He is also professor of interreligious dialogue and the geopolitics of religion at the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (Lebanon). His previous roles include serving as director of the High Institute of Religious Studies at Saint Joseph University (Beirut) and as coordinator of interreligious dialogue and ecumenical relations for the Office of the Maronite Patriarchate. Rev. Prof. Daou is the author and editor of numerous books and articles such as Religion and Democracy in Europe and the Arab World (2016); Education on Coexistence in the Framework of Plural Citizenship (2012); Divine Hospitality: Christian and Muslim Theologies of the Other (2011, co-author with Nayla Tabbara; in Arabic and French, 2012); Reconciling Ethics and Politics: The Role of Theology (2008). He is the recipient of “The Civilization of Love” Award in Lebanon and, with Adyan Foundation, many national and international awards. Additionally, he serves as an international visiting professor in many universities and works as a consultant on Middle Eastern issues, religion in the public sphere, and Christian-Muslim relations. Rev. Prof. Daou 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