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Nayef Al-Rodhan

Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland

Philosopher, Neuroscientist and Geostrategist. He is a Senior Member of St. Antony’s College at the University of Oxford, UK, and a Senior Fellow and Centre Director for the Centre for the Geopolitics of Globalization and Transnational Security at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy in Switzerland.

Dr. Al-Rodhan trained in neurosurgery and neuroscience research at the Mayo Clinic, Yale University and Harvard University. He founded the neurotechnology programme, headed translational research and founded the laboratory for cellular neurosurgery and neurosurgical technology at MGH, Harvard. He has been a faculty member of the Harvard Medical School and he has published extensively on neuroscience research. Dr. Al-Rodhan is the recipient of many research awards, including the Sir James Spence Prize, the Gibb Prize, the Farquhar-Murray Prize, the American Association of Neurological Surgeon Poster Prize (twice), the Meninger Prize, the Annual Resident Prize of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the Annual Fellowship Prize of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

His wide-ranging interests include geostrategy and sustainable national and global security, the role of science, aerospace and strategic technologies in geopolitics and human destiny; and global justice, human dignity and transcultural synergy. He is the author of 21 books on philosophy, global security and geostrategy, including The Role of the Arab-Islamic World in the Rise of the West and Meta-Geopolitics of Outer Space: An Analysis of Space Power, Security and Governance.

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