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One-on-one with Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan

‘Never let small distractions get in the way of your daily serenity; most people are more emotional than rational; and that a mixture of excellence, integrity, patience and wisdom will always triumph at the end of the day.’

Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan

Times Higher Education has interviewed Professor Nayef Al-Rodhan, GCSP’s Head of Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme. The interview discusses neurophilosophy, the creation of the Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Global Cultural Understanding, personal values, and the importance of multicultural, multidisciplinary approaches higher education.

Professor Al-Rodhan advises, ‘have the courage to seek unusual fields of knowledge, to change course, and excel with integrity and goodwill. Go with what moves you with passion, not what is trendy or what guarantees a good job.’

Find out in the interview below what Professor Al-Rodhan hopes to be remembered for in his work.

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