Salzburg Global Seminar Session Participant Profiles
Sat 24 Jul - Thu 29 Jul, 2004
(Session 419)

Adnan Shihab-Eldin Adnan Shihab-Eldin (Faculty)

Country/Region: Kuwait

Director, Research Division, Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, Vienna; former Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, Kuwait University

Biography:
Adnan SHIHAB-ELDIN is director of the Research Division of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Secretariat, Vienna, Austria. From 1970 to 1980 Dr. Shihab-Eldin was assistant professor of physics and later vice rector of academic affairs at Kuwait University. In 1976, he also became director general of the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research, where he served until 1986. More recently he has served as director of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's (UNESCO) Regional Office for Science and Technology in the Arab States, Paris, France; as the UNESCO representative to Egypt, Sudan, and Yemen also based in Paris, France; and as director of the International Atomic Energy Agency's Division for Africa, East Asia, and Pacific, Department of Technical Cooperation, Vienna, Austria. Dr. Shihab-Eldin is a member of numerous professional societies and has served on the Board of Directors of more than thirty organizations, including the United Nations Advisory Committee on Science and Technology for Development, New York; Arab Thought Forum, Amman, Jordan; and the International Scientific Council for Science and Technology Policy Development, UNESCO. Dr. Shihab-Eldin holds a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, USA.