Nader El-BizriDr Nader El-Bizri

Dr El-Bizri is an expert on Ibn Sina (Avicenna) and in November 2007 was a guest on the Melvyn Bragg radio programme ‘In our Times’ devoted to the Eleventh century polymath (click here for audio link).

Dr El-Bizri is also researching the Ikhwan as-Safa, the guild of encyclopaedists of Baghdad in the mid-Tenth Century. He is based at the University of Cambridge (lecturing on classical Arabic sciences at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science) and the Institute of Ismaili Studies in London.

Dr El-Bizri studied philosophy at Harvard and also obtained a Masters degree in architecture from the University’s Graduate School of Design. He completed his PhD in philosophy from the Graduate Faculty of The New School for Social Research in New York. Of Lebanese origin (from Sidon), he has also taught at the American University of Beirut. He is married and lives in London. He contributes to the classical and cultural supplements of the Arabic international newspaper Al-Hayat. He is the author of ‘The Phenomenological Quest Between Avicenna and Heidegger’.