Mourad Wahba

Wahba was born in Assiut, Egypt on October 13, 1926. Professor at Ain Shams University, Egypt, and a member of a number of academic and international institutions. He is the founder and head of the International Association of Ibn Rushd and Enlightenment.
Recognized in “500 Personalities of the World” and awarded Egypt’s “Nile Award” in Social Sciences for 2018.


Bachelors of Arts, Philosophy, Cairo University, 1947 

Masters of Arts, Modern Philosophy, Cairo University, 1952

Doctor of Philosophy, Alexandria University, 1959

Academic Roles

  • Philosophy Teacher, Educators College, 1958.
  • Assistant Professor, Ain Shams University, 1965
  • Professor, Ain Shams University, 1972
  • Chair of Philosophy Department, Ain Shams University 1977- 1986
  • Visiting Professor, Moscow University, 1968-1969
  • Consultant, Dar al-Ma‘arif in Cairo, 1967-1971
  • Visiting Professor, Khartoum University, 1971-1972
  • Editor in Chief (Philosophy & Science Supplement) – Al-Tali’ah Magazine, 1974-1977
  • Visiting Professor, Harvard  University, 1976
  • Head of Humanities Unit- Middle East Research Center- Ain Shams University- 1975-1981

    Professional Associations that Wahba has been part of


    • Head and Founder of Afro-Asian Philosophical Association, 1978
    • Regional Secretary of the Euro-Arab Group for Social Research, 1981
    • Member of the International Executive Committee “ International philosophers to prevent human nuclear suicide” 1983.
    • Member, Humanist Academy, 1989.
    • Member, International University for Islamic Sciences, 1989.
    • Member of the International Executive Committee: “The International Society for the violence and human coexistence”  1992
    • Head and Founder of the International Association of Ibn Rushd and Enlightenment, 1994.
    • Founder, Alliance for “A responsible and Solidary World”, 1994.
    • General Secretary “Educational Development Association”, 1996.
    • Member of International Alliance: “Arab- Israeli Peace” 1997.
    • Member of “Cairo Peace Association”, 1998.
    • Member of Supreme Council of Culture, Ministry of Culture, 1998.
    • Egypt’s Delegation: UNESCO – Philosophy in the Arab World 2004. 
    • Egypt Delegation: Scientific Research Council of the Euro-Mediterranean, 2005.