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Public lecture on: “Re-Thinking Sustainability And Progress: Islamic Perspectives” by Prof. Dr. Odeh al-Jayyousi

07 August 2017


Venue: IAIS Malaysia, Jalan Elmu, Off Jalan Universiti, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.



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Odeh Al-Jayyousi is currently the Head of Innovation and Technology Management at the Arabian Gulf University in Bahrain since September 2015. He was the Vice President for Science and Research at the Royal Scientific Society (RSS) in Jordan during 2011- 2013. He was the regional director for IUCN – The International Union for Conservation of Nature (Headquarters in Switzerland) - West Asia regional office during 2004-2011. Previously, he was a university professor in the College of Engineering-Civil Engineering Department during 1994-2004. He was an academic director for M.Sc. programme in transformational management in Buckingham University, UK. He has over twenty years of experience in various planning activities including Department of Planning- City of Chicago, and University of Illinois at Chicago, Center of Urban Economic Development- Chicago. He was a consultant with EU, ESCWA, World Bank, GTZ and USAID. He worked as a water expert with GTZ for the development of water policy and the updating of the National Water Master Plan for Jordan. He participated in the formulation of the Strategy of Biodiversity and Water for Jordan in 2000. He published over 30 articles in international peer-reviewed journals including a book on Islam as sustainable development (2012), UK and a book on Renewable Energy and Knowledge Management, Jan. 2016. He was the Dean of Scientific Research at Applied Science University, Jordan. He is a founding board member in Jordan Green Building Council and Fair Trade Jordan. He is a member of the Advisory Board for MSc program in IWRM between Cologne and Jordan University; Board member of several think tanks WANA Forum, and Social Forum and Economic Forum. In 2014, He was a consultant with UN ESWCA on Technology for Sustainable Development in the Arab Region. He was awarded the “Scientists and Social Initiatives Award” in 2014.


02:30pm Arrival of Guests & Registration 

03:00pm Welcoming Remarks by the Moderator, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil, Deputy CEO, IAIS Malaysia

03:05pm Introductory Remarks by Prof. Dr. Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Founding CEO, IAIS Malaysia

03:15pm Presentation by Prof. Dr. Odeh al-Jayyousi

04:00pm Q&A Session 

04:30pm Concluding Remarks by the Moderator, adjournment and refreshment.



International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia.
Jalan Ilmu, Off Jalan Universiti 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +603-7956 9188
Email: reply@iais.org.my 


02:30 pm         :           Arrival of Guests & Registration

03:00 pm         :           Opening Remarks by the Moderator

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil

Deputy CEO, IAIS Malaysia

03:05 pm         :           Welcoming Remarks

Prof. Dr. Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Founding CEO, IAIS Malaysia

03:15 pm         :           Presentation by Prof. Dr. Odeh al-Jayyousi

                                    Visiting Scholar, IKIM

Civilisational Sustainability and Innovative Culture in Islam.”

04:00 pm         :           Q&A Session

04:30 pm         :           Concluding Remarks by the Moderator;

Adjournment and Refreshment.

Quotable Quotes

A poor man is like a foreigner in his own country (Sayyidina Ali ibn Abi Talib).

Humour Without Malice

Haris bin 'Abbad, one of the rulers of Andalus, was looking to capture 'Adi bin Abi Rabi'ah in order to exact revenge from him. His problem, and that of many of his guards, was that he didn't know what Ibn Abi Rabi'ah looked like. A prisoner said to one of the guards, "Will you free me if I show you where Abi Rabi'ah is?" He said, "Yes, I promise." After an oath from him, he said, "I am 'Adi bin Abi Rabi'ah," and remembering his promise and oath, the guard just let him go free.


In the name of God, I put my trust in God. O God, I seek refuge in Thee lest I stray or be led astray or cause injustice or suffer injustice or do wrong or have wrong done to me!- Hadith: Fiqh-us-Sunnah, Volume 2, Number 67b.

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