Ibn Rushd Fund for Freedom of Thought

Members of the Board

Hikmat Bushnaq


Hikmat Bushnaq-Josting, (1970), Palestinian-German Biotechnological Engineer/Consultant for Biotechnolgy (Technical Manager, SAFC Biosciences/Sigma-Aldrich Chemie GmbH) since 2010. Grew up in Nablus, Palestine, in Germany since 1987. Founding member of the Ibn Rushd Fund and its Chaiman.

Cora Josting

Secretary to the board

Cora Josting, Germany, studied literature and cultural studies, lived in New York, Beaune/FR, Berlin, and Leipzig. Has been part of a Palestinian family since 1993, co-founded the Ibn Rushd Fund for Freedom of Thought in 1998. A writer and translator, conceives and coordinates cultural and educational projects; organizes concert tours for choirs and orchestras in Europe. Projects within the Ibn Rushd Fund: Ibn Rushd Lectures (since 2012); philosophical salons focusing on topics related to the Arab world.

Fadia Foda

Committee member

Fadia Foda (1959 Tyre/Lebanon), of Palestinian origin and today holds German citizenship. Active member in the General Union of Palestinian Women (GUPW) in Libanon (1973-1988), founding member and member of the board of the independent relief organisation "Popular Aid for Relief and Development" (PARD) and later its managing director of the office in South Lebanon . Has been living in Germany since 1990, works in the field of migration and refugees. Member of the Ibn Rushd Fund since 2004, its Chairwoman 2007-2008.