Cora Josting: Chairwoman
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. Beneficiary Concert for Syria (2015), The missing Journey of Ibn Battuta (2016).
Ramez Kabibo: Secretary to the board
Born in 1971 in Damaskus, Syria. Living in Germany since 1987. I am a German and Syrian citizen and belong to both the German and the Syrian Arabic culture.
Working as a official translator for German courts and for projects involving the family reunion of refugees.
I believe in the freedom of thought, transparency and honesty and in the great values of German and Arabic culture. I am a strong believer in the German-Arabic cultural exchange and the benefit both cultures will gain from it
Kerstin Ziege: Cash Manager
Born in 1960. Is an office administrator in the attorney’s office.
Since April 2015 I am a member of the Ibn Rushd Fund and would like to support the important work of the association, particularly in the administrative sector, through active support.
I have been very interested in the Arab world since my youth, for a long time I have been engaged in refugee aid. I also try to learn Arabic for about 3 years.