Nayef R. F. Al-Rodhan
Nayef R. F. Al-Rodhan is a neuroscientist, philosopher and geostrategist. He is an Honorary Fellow at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, a Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Philosophy at the University of London, and a Senior Fellow and Head of the Geopolitics and Global Futures Programme at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. Al-Rodhan began his career as a neurosurgeon and neuroscientist. Since 2002, he has shifted his scholarly focus to the interplay between neuroscience and international relations. Through several publications, he has pioneered the application of neuroscience, namely the neurochemical mechanisms that underpin emotions, to the understanding of trends in contemporary geopolitics and global security. Through many innovative books and articles, he has made significant conceptual contributions to the application of the field of neurophilosophy to human nature, contemporary geopolitics, international relations, and outer space security.