Biography

Nayef Al-Rodhan

Dr. Nayef Al-Rodhan is a Philosopher, Neuroscientist and Geostrategist.

Senior Member of St. Antony's College, Oxford University, UK and Senior Fellow and Centre Director of the Centre for the Geopolitics of Globalization and Transnational Security, Geneva Center for Security Policy, Geneva, Switzerland.

He holds an M.D. and a Ph.D. He trained in neurosurgery/neuroscience research at the Mayo Clinic, Yale University and Harvard University.

He founded the neurotechnology programme, headed translational research and founded the laboratory for cellular neurosurgery and neurosurgical technology at MGH, Harvard. He was on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School, has published extensively on neuroscience research and won several research prizes. These Prizes include: The Sir James Spence Prize; The Gibb Prize; The Farquhar-Murray Prize; The American Association of Neurological Surgeon Poster Prize (twice); The Meninger Prize; The Annual Resident Prize of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons; The Young Investigator Prize of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons; The Annual Fellowship Prize of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

His interests include: Geostrategy and Sustainable National and Global Security; The Role of Science, Aerospace and Strategic Technologies in Geopolitics and Human Destiny; Global Strategic Cascading Risks; Global Justice, Human Dignity and Transcultural Synergy; Philosophy of Good Governance, Philosophy of Human Nature, Philosophy of History and Collective Civilisational Triumph; the History of Ideas; the Neurochemical and Cellular Foundations and Predilections of Human Nature and Their Implications for Global Discourses and Moral and Political Cooperation.

He has coined many new concepts in philosophy, global security and geostrategy that include:

1. Blogs as a Fifth Estate;
2. Collective Civilisational Triumph;
3. Cultural Vigour;
4. Definition of Globalisation;
5. Emotional Amoral Egoism;
6. Emotional Self-interest;
7. Fear(survival)-induced Pre-emptive Aggression;
8. Five Dimensions of Global Security;
9. General Theory of Human Nature;
10. Inclusive Peace and Security;
11. Just Power;
12. Meta-geopolitics and the Seven Capacities of State Power;
13. Minimum Criteria of Global Justice;
14. Minimum Criteria of Human Needs and Dignity;
15. Minimum Criteria of Inclusive, Effective and Good Global Governance;
16. Minimum Criteria of Inclusive, Effective and Good National Governance;
17. Multi-sum Security Principle and Justice as a Prerequisite to Global Security;
18. Neo-statecraft;
19. Neurochemical Man; 20. Neuro-rational Physicalism (NRP);
21. Ocean Model of One Human Civilisation;
22. Octagon of Education and Global Security;
23. Possible Truths Subject to Proof;
24. Predisposed Tabula Rasa;
25. Prerequisites of Sustainable History;
26. Prerequisites of the Triumph of Individual Geo-cultural Domains;
27. Prerequisites of Transcultural Synergy and Universal Axiology;
28. Pseudo Altruism;
29. Reconciliation Statecraft;
30. Specific Theory of Human Motivation;
31. Survival of the Fittest Ideas / Natural Selection of Ideas;
32. Sustainable History;
33. Sustainable National Security;
34. Symbiotic Realism;
35. The Gratification Principle and Sustainable Neurochemical Gratification (SNG);
36. Theory of the Meaning of Existence: Sustainable Neurochemical Gratification (SNG);
37. Transcultural Security;
38. Tripwire Pivotal Corridor (TPC);
39. The Meta-Geopolitics of Space Power.


He has published 21 books on philosophy, global security and geostrategy that include:

1. THE ROLE OF THE ARAB-ISLAMIC WORLD IN THE RISE OF THE WEST: Implications for Contemporary Trans-Cultural Relations;
2. META-GEOPOLITICS OF OUTER SPACE: An Analysis of Space Power, Security and Governance (St Antony's Series)
3. THE POLITICS OF EMERGING STRATEGIC TECHNOLOGIES: Implications for Geopolitics, Human Enhancement and Human Destiny (St Antony's Series);
4. SUSTAINABLE HISTORY AND THE DIGNITY OF MAN: A Philosophy of History and Civilisational Triumph;
5. CRITICAL TURNING POINTS IN THE MIDDLE EAST: 1915 - 2015;
6. NEO-STATECRAFT AND META-GEOPOLITICS: Reconciliation of Power, Interests and Justice in the 21st Century;
7. EMOTIONAL AMORAL EGOISM: A Neurophilosophical Theory of Human Nature and its Universal Security Implications;
8. POTENTIAL GLOBAL STRATEGIC CATASTROPHES: Balancing Transnational Responsibilities and Burden-sharing with Sovereignty and Human Dignity;
9. SYMBIOTIC REALISM: A Theory of International Relations in an Instant and an Interdependent World;
10. THE THREE PILLARS OF SUSTAINABLE NATIONAL SECURITY IN A TRANSNATIONAL WORLD;
11. POLICY BRIEFS ON THE TRANSCULTURAL ASPECTS OF SECURITY AND STABILITY;
12. THE FIVE DIMENSIONS OF GLOBAL SECURITY: Proposal for a Multi-sum Security Principle;
13. THE ROLE OF EDUCATION IN GLOBAL SECURITY;
14. MULTILATERALISM AND TRANSNATIONAL SECURITY: A Synthesis of Win-Win Solutions; 15. POLICY BRIEFS ON THE TRANSNATIONAL ASPECTS OF SECURITY AND STABILITY;
16. THE EMERGENCE OF BLOGS AS a Fifth Estate AND THEIR SECURITY IMPLICATIONS;
17. THE GEOPOLITICAL AND GEOSECURITY IMPLICATIONS OF GLOBALIZATION;
18. A PROPOSAL FOR INCLUSIVE PEACE AND SECURITY;
19. STABILITY OF STATES: The Nexus Between Transnational Threats, Globalization, and Internal Resilience;
20. PILLARS OF GLOBALIZATION;
21. GLOBAL BIOSECURITY: Towards a New Governance Paradigm

 

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