Dr. Abdulaziz Altwaijri is a Saudi Arabian author and lecturer who specialises in the interface between Islam and society. He is also the Director-General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, a post he has held since 1991. Among other roles, he has also served as Secretary-General of the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World, and as a member of the Royal Al-Albayt Institute for Islamic Thought, the World Islamic Forum for Dialogue and the Arab Thought Forum in Amman. Dr. Altwaijri is also the Executive Director of "Islam Today," an Islamic academic journal published in Arabic, English and French. He holds a PhD from the University of Oregon, and has an academic background in English and linguistics in both the USA and Saudi Arabia.