Professor Ibrahim Özdemir
Ibrahim Özdemir is a professor of philosophy and the Founding President of Hasan Kalyoncu University in Turkey. He is Professor of Islamic Philosophy at Abo Akademi University, Finland. Dr Özdemir has a wide variety of scholarly interests and specialises in environmental ethics and environmental philosophy. His publications include The Ethical Dimension of Human Attitude Towards Nature (Insan Publications: Istanbul, 2008); Jalaluddin Rumî and Confucius: Messages and Visions for a New Century (Tugra Books: New Jersey, 2013). In 2015, he was part of the drafting team of the Islamic Declaration for Global Climate Change, which called on the world's 1.8 billion Muslims to play an active role in combating climate change. He is a founder of the recently established Forum on Islamic Environmental Ethics, which is the first Islamic Environmental Ethics forum in the Muslim world at a university.