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Jean-Jacques Pérennès

Jean-Jacques Pérennès is a Dominican friar and former director of the École Biblique et Archéologique Française de Jérusalem (2015-2023). With over three decades of experience in the Arab world, he has taught at the University of Algiers and the Institut d’Études Politiques de Lyon. He also served as the director of the Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies in Cairo, Egypt, for 15 years. His areas of expertise encompass interreligious dialogue, the situation of Eastern Christians, and the history of the Dominican presence in the Muslim world. He held the positions of socius to the Master of the Order for Apostolic Life from 1992 to 1998 and then as the provincial vicar of the Arab world for eight years. Jean-Jacques Pérennès has authored several biographies on Dominican friars in Muslim lands, notably on Pierre Claverie, Georges Anawati, Antonin Jaussen, Serge de Beaurecueil, and Roland de Vaux. He has also published “L’Orient des Prêcheurs,” a history of the Dominican Order in the Muslim world. His other publications include collective works on interreligious dialogue, Islamic culture, and Assyriology, as well as a monograph commemorating the centenary of the École Biblique et Archéologique de Jérusalem. Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, and the Gulf countries are among the regions he is particularly familiar with.

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