Riad Hamodeh Yasen is Head of the Culture and Communication Department at the Ministry of Education in Jordan. Having attained his graduate degree, with a major in History and a minor in Political Science from the University of Jordan, Riad went on to study towards an M.A. in Arabic and Islamic History at the same university. In 2008, Riad defended his doctoral thesis and was awarded the title of PhD with an Excellent degree (Honors) in History. He publishes his essays in various Jordanian and Arab journals and newspapers and is a member of the Editorial team of the Palestinian Encyclopedia. His interests in intercultural dialogue and development have inspired him to become involved in several projects, namely, Amman Forum at the Civilizations Renaissance Center for Cultural Communications and Development and the Jordanian National Commission for UNESCO. Riad likes to describe himself as a conflict resolver and has great respect for the other. He would like to continue to learn more and broaden his horizons.
Main Pillar: Education
Areas of Expertise: Intercultural Dialogue
Country of Origin: Jordan
City of Residency: Amman, Jordan