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Author: 
Samir Al-Saadi, Arab News
Publication Date: 
Fri, 2005-03-18

JEDDAH, 18 March 2005 — Bandar Al-Hajjar has been appointed president of the National Society of Human Rights, replacing Abdullah ibn Saleh Al-Obeid who was recently appointed minister of education.

Hamad Al-Majed was named the human rights body’s new vice president.

Hajjar, 53, is an expert in Islamic economy and public administration.

Born in Madinah, Hajjar received his bachelor’s degree from King Saud University in Riyadh in 1975. He took his masters in economics from Indiana University in the US and finished his Ph.D. in 1989 in the UK.

Hajjar was previously vice president of the Islamic Economy Center, vice dean of administration and economics faculty, lecturer at King Saud University from 1982 to 1984 and lecturer at King Abdul Aziz University from 1989 till date.

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