Dr Abdulaziz Othman Altwaijri was the Director General of the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (ISESCO), and ex-officio Secretary General of the Federation of the Universities of the Islamic World (FUIW). Dr Altwaijri is an accomplished academic, a senior lecturer, and an eminent writer and poet. Armed with a keenly holistic vision for human civilizational development, Dr Altwaijri played a vital role in the development, supervision, and launch of 16 strategies approved by the Islamic Summit Conference. He also established the Supreme Council of Education, Science and Culture, an alliance designated for work outside of the Islamic world. Dr Altwaijri is also a staunch advocate of cultural dialogue and the alliance of civilizations.