Professor Gholamreza Aavani

Associate Lecturer in the Philosophy of Rumi

Professor Gholamreza Aavani is an Iranian philosopher and emeritus professor of philosophy at Shahid Beheshti University in Tehran. A former head of the Institute for Research in Philosophy, Professor Aavani is a member of the Academy of Sciences of Iran and a steering committee Member of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies. He has also served as the Kenan Rifai Distinguished Professor of Islamic Studies at Beijing University, China.

Professor Aavani graduated with a BA in philosophy in 1964 from the American University in Beirut. He received a master’s degree in philosophy from the University of Tehran in 1968 and acquired his PhD in 1976 from the same university under the supervision of Seyyed Hossein Nasr. Aavani has the greatest influence on expediting the process of development and expansion of Iranian philosophy. He is also a steering committee member of the International Federation of Philosophical Societies and the first president of the International Association of Islamic Philosophy.

In addition to particpating in AMI’s research activities, Professor Aavani has also delivered a module on the ‘Philosophy of Rumi‘ as part of AMI’s Hawza Programme.


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