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.
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.