Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu

Former Secretary-General of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference

Dr. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu of Turkey is the former Secretary-General of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference. (OIC).

Ihsanoglu was born in Cairo. His special interest is culture and scholarship in the Islamic world. He was founder and chairman of the Department of History of Science at the Faculty of Letters of Istanbul University from 1984-2000 and is also the founding Chairman of Turkish Society for History of Science (TBTK) and ISAR Foundation. He further served as the President of International Union of History and Philosophy of Science (IUHPS) from 2001-2005.

He has written numerous books, articles and papers in Turkish, English and Arabic on science, Islamic culture, Turkish culture, relations between the Muslim world and the Western world, and Turkish-Arab relations, some of which were translated into Russian, French, Japanese, Malay, Korean and Bosnian.

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OCT 2, 2007 Transcript

Challenges for Change: The Role of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) in the Islamic World

The 57-member OIC has embarked on an ambitious 10-year plan, which includes setting up a 10-billion-dollar fund for poverty alleviation and eventually establishing an independent ...