Dr. Fahad Al-Orabi Al-Harthi has been the co-founder and president of the Asbar Center for Studies, Research and Communications since 1994.
Al-Harthi obtained his bachelor’s in Arabic language and literature from the faculty of Shariah and Islamic studies at Umm Al-Qura University in Makkah. He received his Ph.D. in human sciences and literature from the Sorbonne in Paris.
Al-Harthi then joined the staff of King Saud University in Riyadh between 1980 and 1993. At the same time, he worked as editor-in-chief of Al-Yamamah, one of the earliest magazines published in Saudi Arabia. He also joined the publication’s board of directors.
In 1997, Al-Harthi was appointed the head of the scientific research team in charge of the consultation and initial foundation studies for Al-Watan newspaper. The team was under his direct supervision for more than two years before publication of the newspaper and around three years afterwards. He was the first chairman of the newspaper’s board of directors.
He was also head of the scientific team that carried out research for reestablishing the Eastern Co. for Printing, Media and Information and the Dammam-based Al-Sharq magazine.
The center is organizing its fourth edition of the Asbar World Forum for 2019 in Riyadh between Nov. 4 and 6, which is expected to be full of scientific and developmental activities through the scheduled sessions, lectures, seminars, meetings and workshops, where a large number of officials and experts will participate.