Osman Bakar, a doctorate in Islamic philosophy is currently Holder of Al-Ghazali Chair of Epistemology and Civilizational Studies and Renewal at ISTAC-IIUM and Emeritus Professor in Philosophy of Science at University of Malaya.
He was also formerly Malaysia Chair of Islam in Southeast Asia at Georgetown University, Washington DC.
Dr Osman is author and editor of 41 books and numerous articles on various aspects of Islamic thought and civilisation. His most well-known book is "Classification of
Knowledge in Islam" (1992). His latest work (ed.) is "Colonialism
in the Malay Archipelago: Civilisational Encounters" (2020).
He has been named among the 500 most influential Muslims in the
world since 2009.