Professor of Literary Criticism at the
University of Jordan (UJ), Jihad Al-Majali, has participated as a member of the
selection committees of the 44th session of King Faisal International Prize.
Al-Majali was in the selection committee of
the Arabic Language & Literature “Arabic literature Studies English”
The selection committees of the prize’s 4
categories (Islamic Studies, Arabic Language & Literature, Medicine, and
Science) conducted their meetings at the Prize’s headquarters in Riyadh from
3rd of January until the 5th, 2022.
According to the Prize's website, the prize
selection committees included experts, scientists, and public figures from 26
different countries, who examined the nominated works to select the laureates
in an objective and transparent manner, in accordance with the rules and
regulations developed by the General Secretariat of the Prize.
The General Secretariat of the Award, stated
in a letter of appreciation addressed to Al-Majali, his valuable participation
in the activities of this committee, and his distinguished academic knowledge
and opinion, which had a clear impact on its outputs, and also emphasized his
role in accomplishing the mission entrusted to the committee.
Winners of the Prize include former President
of the United Republic of Tanzania Ali Hassan Mwinyi and Professor Hassan
Mahmoud Al-Shafei, and Georgetown University Professor Suzanne Stetkevych and
Columbia University Professor Mohsen Al-Moussawi