Sultan Qaboos Higher Centre for Culture & Science

Week of Rapprochement and Human Harmony (3rd)

Scientific Forum

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat, Oman, 4 February 2014

Third Session: Human Rapprochement and Political Challenges

Panelists, from right: Prof. Hans Köchler, Institute of Philosophy, University of Innsbruck (Austria); Prof. Albrecht Fuess, Chairman of the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Marburg (Germany); Prof. Farhan Nedhami, Faculty of Modern History and Oriental Studies, University of Oxford (UK); Dr. Hamad bin Said Al-Aufi, Undersecretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Fish Resources (Oman), Chairperson; Dr. Mohammad Riyadh Hamza (Iraq), Economist at the Ministry of Manpower of the Sultanate of Oman; Dr. Abdullah bin Salem al-Harthi (Oman), Vice-Chairman of the Delegation of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to the European Union.

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Lecture Hall of Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque, Muscat

Professor Hans Köchler answers questions from the audience.

Second Session: Prof. Hans Köchler, left, and Prof. Ibrahim Saleh Al-Naimi (second from left), Chairman of the Doha International Center for Interfaith Dialogue (Qatar).

Reception at the State Council (Senate) of the Sultanate of Oman

Dr. Khalid bin Salim Al Saidi, Secretary-General of the State Council, center, flanked (from left) by Prof. Hans Köchler, University of Innsbruck (Austria); Prof. Maryam Ait Ahmed, Dept. of Education, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Bin Tufail University (Morocco); Dr. Ahmed Al-Kadidi, Vice-President of the National Liberal Party of Tunisia; Prof. Plamen Makariev, Head of the Department of Philosophy, University of Sofia (Bulgaria); Prof. Elena M. Savicheva, International Relations Department, Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, Moscow; Dr. Abdullah Ahmed Mohammad Al-Blushi, Head of the Cultural Relations Department, Sultan Qaboos Higher Center for Culture & Science (Oman); Prof. Junya Shinohe, School of Theology, Doshisha University, Kyoto (Japan); Prof. Albrecht Fuess, Chairman of the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Marburg (Germany); Prof. A. Majid Amrani, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Batna University (Algeria).

Prof. Hans Köchler, accompanied by representatives of the mosque and the Sultan Qaboos Centre, at the inner courtyard of the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque in Muscat.