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Antoine Zahlan

Research Fellows

International Science Policy Consultant

Areas of Interest:

  • Human Capital
  • Science and Technology Policy


  • Ph.D., Physics, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, 1956
  • M.A., Physics, American University of Beirut, 1953


  • International Science Policy Consultant: 1977-present
  • Founder and Director, Royal Scientific Society (RSS), Jordan, 1969-1970
  • Professor, Physics, American University of Beirut, 1956-1976

Latest Publications:

  • “The Place of Medieval Islamic Science in Modern Arab History,” pp. 83-100, in Mohammed Abattouy (editor), Les Sciences dand les societes islamiques: Approches historiques et perspectives d’avenir, Fondation du Roi Abdel Aziz Al-Saoud, Casablanca, 2007.
  • “Building Knowledge Societies in the Arab World,” in UNESCO World Report, Division of Foresight, Philosophy and Human Sciences, UNESCO, Paris, 2004.
  • “Research and Technological Development in the Arab World: How Can Arab Technological Capabilities Overcome Current Weaknesses,” Al-Mustaqbal al-Arabi, no. 307, pp. 76-98, 2004 (in Arabic)
Working Papers

Globalization and Science and Technology Policy

Abstract The Arab countries face a number of serious challenges with the consolidation of a new ... read more


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