PhD. Ali Oumlil
Professor and lecturer at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities in Rabat. A prominent Arab philosopher, thinker, human rights activist, diplomat and political persona. A primary figure in the fields of Islamic historical methodology and Arab political thought, he is considered to be a pioneer in issues related to state formation in the Arab world. Oumlil has extensively studied the relationship between intellectual authority and political power, the sociological pluralism and its ideological interpretations as well as the reformist trends in Arab contemporary thought. Oumlil wrote 11 books, 3 of which were translated from Arabic to French. His writings are taught throughout the major universities of the MENA region and around the world, he co-founded the Moroccan Association for Human Rights in Rabat, which he chaired until 1985, He was also a member and co-founder of the Board of Directors of the Executive Committee of the Arab Institute for Human Rights in Tunis. He headed the Arab Institute for Human Rights in Cairo. He was elected as The Secretary General to the Board of Trustees of the Arab Thought Forum. He was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Egypt and Ambassador to the Lebanese Republic. He participated in many seminars and has many works in both Arabic and French. Oumlil holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Cairo University and joined the Sorbonne to work with the French scholar Roger Arnalds with a focus on Ibn Khaldun’s methodology. He completed his doctorate in 1977.