As founding director, Prof. Dr. Georges Tamer heads the Bavarian Research Center for Interreligious Dialogues (BaFID) at FAU.
In my view, interreligious discourses are an indispensable way to conduct basic research on the three most important religions in Germany, Europe, and the Middle East in their intellectual contexts, and to utilize the knowledge gained in the service of society in order to combat ideologies that are dangerous to society and to promote mutual recognition between religious communities
Georges Tamer studied philosophy, sociology, theology, and classical philology. He received his doctorate in philosophy from the Free University of Berlin in 2000 and his habilitation (2nd PhD) in Islamic Studies from the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg in 2007. After having been the Sofia Chair in Arabic Studies at the Ohio State University in Columbus, the Lebanese-born professor holds the Chair of Oriental Philology and Islamic Studies at FAU Erlangen-Nuremberg since October 2012. In 2016 he founded the research unit Key Concepts in Interreligious Discourses, which was succeeded by the Bavarian Research Center for Interreligious Discourses. His research interests include Arab-Islamic intellectual history, Arabic philosophy and literature, and the interreligious discourses between Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.