Shoman Cultural Forum’s Top Guests

  • His Excellency Dr. Mahathir Mohamad - 2015

In the presence of His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal, the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation hosted, on 3/9/2015, His Excellency Dr. Mahathir Mohamad, Former Prime Minister of Malaysia, during a discussion panel entitled “The Rise of a Nation  - Lessons from the Malaysian Experience”.

  • His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal - 2016

The Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum hosted, on 8/12/2016, His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan bin Talal, in a lecture entitled “Diversity Management and Peace Building”, moderated by Professor Wajih Kanso.

  • Palestinian Poet Mahmoud Darwish - 1990

Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum hosted a seminar entitled “Atiaf Mahmoud Darwish”, paying tribute to his personality of multiple characteristics, in the presence of Dr. Faisal Darraj, Dr. Mohammad Shaheen, and Dr. Ziad Al-Zoubi.

  • Late Egyptian Poet Abdel Rahman Al-Abnoudi - 2003

The Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum hosted, on 4/6/2003, Egyptian poet, Abdel Rahman Al-Abnoudi, in a poetry evening, during which he recited a number of his old and new poems. The event was presented by poet Jeryes Samawi.

  • Jordanian Poet Haider Mahmoud - 2016

In celebration of the life of Jordanian poet Haider Mahmoud, the Abdul Hameed Shoman Foundation held, on 21/12/2016, a Guest of the Year seminar, entitled "Haider Mahmoud...  A Poet and Human", in which a selection of Jordanian and Arab writers, poets and critics participated.

  • Late Palestinian Poet Samih Al-Qasim - 2003

The Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum hosted, on 27/8/2003, great Palestinian poet, Samih Al-Qasim, in a poetry evening, during which he recited a number of his old and new poems. The event was presented by Dr. Mousa Barhouma.

  • His Excellency Dr. Khaled Al-Karaki - 2017

The Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum hosted, on 20/4/2017, His Excellency Dr. Khaled Al-Karaki in a discussion panel, as part of the Shoman Cultural Days’ series of events, held in Al-Karak governorate. 

  • Egyptian Intellectual Osama Al-Ghazali Harb - 2016

The Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum hosted, on 22/8/2016, Arab political intellectual, Dr. Osama Al-Ghazali Harb, in a lecture entitled "The phenomenon of the Revolution of the 21st Century and its Implications on the Arab world." The event was moderated by Dr. Ibrahim Badran. 

  • Egyptian Intellectual Ahmed Kamal Abou El-Magd - 2014

The Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum hosted, on 22/9/2014, Egyptian intellectual, Dr. Ahmed Kamal Abou El-Magd in a lecture entitled "The Islamic Discourse:  Review and Renewal". The event was moderated by Dr. Mohammad Adnan Al-Bakhit. 

  • Tunisian Intellectual Dr. Taher Labib - 2016

The Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum hosted, on 7/3/2016, Tunisian intellectual and professor of sociology, Dr. Taher Labib, in a lecture entitled “Do the Arabs of Today Have a Language?”. The event was moderated by Dr. Helmi Sari, Professor of Sociology.

  • Late Jordanian Intellectual Dr. Ahmad Sidqi Al-Dajani - 1997

The Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum hosted the first event, as part of the Dialogue of the Month on 30/9/1997.

  • Palestinian Poet Mourid Barghouti - 2016

The Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum hosted, on 1/6/2016, Palestinian poets, Mourid and Tamim Barghouti, in a poetry evening, especially dedicated to the great novelist, Radwa Ashour, entitled “Radwa, with Us... Radwa, a Meaning” to commemorate her second death anniversary. During this ceremony, Mourid and Tamim Barghouti recited poems and passages from her writings.

  • Syrian Intellectual Dr. Burhan Ghalyoun - 2000

The Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum hosted, on 21/6/2000, French-Syrian intellectual and political sociology professor, Dr. Burhan Ghalyoun, in a lecture entitled “Arabs and the Challenges of the 21st Century”.

  • Egyptian Intellectual Dr. Jaber Asfour - 2007

In 2007, the Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum hosted Egyptian intellectual, Dr. Jaber Asfour, in a lecture entitled “Towards a National Translation Project”. The event was moderated by Dr. Mohammad Shaheen.

  • Egyptian Journalist Hamdi Kandil - 2004

The Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum hosted, on 28/1/2004, the great Arab journalist, Hamdi Kandil, in a lecture, during which he discussed existing media and journalism-related issues and matters in the Arab world. The event was moderated by Dr. Nabil Al-Sharif.

  • Iraqi Intellectual Dr. Khairuddin Hassib - 2016

The Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum hosted, on 8/2/2016, political and economic intellectual, Dr. Khairuddin Hassib, in a lecture entitled "Iraq... Where to? A Future Vision". The event was moderated by Lawyer Salim Al-Zoubi.

  • American Journalist and Diplomat Clovis Maksoud - 2016

The Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum hosted, on 8/2/2016, American journalist and diplomat, Clovis Maksoud, in a lectured entitled “The Arab World and Current Challenges”, presented and moderated by Hasan Abu Nimah.

  • Sheikh Abdel Fattah Mourou - 2016

The Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum hosted, on 11/4/2016, Sheikh Abdel Fattah Mourou from Tunisia, in a lecture entitled “Islam and the Challenges of the Times”. The event was moderated by Dr. Kamel Abu Jaber. 

  • Arab Intellectual and Novelist Dr. Youssef Zeidan - 2014

The Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum hosted, on 3/2/2014, Arab intellectual and novelist, Dr. Youssef Zeidan, in a lecture entitled “The Impact of Intellectuals:  The Role of Arab Intellectuals in Light of Accelerating Developments in the Region”. 

  • Novelist and Poet Ibrahim Nasrallah - 2015

The Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum hosted, on 2/11/2015, novelist and poet, Ibrahim Nasrallah, during the publication of his novel “The Spirits of Kilimanjaro”. The ceremony was presented and moderated by Dr. Razan Ibrahim.

  • His Excellency Former Prime Minister Taher Al-Masri - 2016

The Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum hosted, on 7/9/2016, His Excellency Former Prime Minister, Taher Al-Masri, during the publication ceremony of his novel “Hasad Az-Zaman As-saab”, in the presence of Abdul Karim Al-Kabariti, Omar Al-Razzaz, Fahad Al-Khaitan, and Oraib Al-Rantawi.

  • Late Poet Fadwa Tuqan - 1990

The Abdul Hameed Shoman Cultural Forum hosted, on 18/2/1990, poet Fadwa Tuqan, during a poetry readings event entitled “Fadwa Remembers”.