Dr. Thaer Deeb

Thaer Deeb

Born in Syria / Latakia / 1962; Human physician, fully dedicated to translation and cultural work; He works as Deputy Director of the Translation Unit at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies; He worked between 2012 and 2014 as editor-in-chief of the Tabween quarterly magazine, the court concerned with intellectual and cultural studies issued by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, and then as a member for a period of its editorial board; Member of the Advisory Board for the “Knowledge Transfer” project between UNESCO and the Ministry of Culture in Bahrain; He worked with an experience contract in the Syrian General Book Authority, the Ministry of Culture, and previously was its director of translation for a short period.

He headed the editor-in-chief of "Josoor" magazine, a quarterly concerned with translation and its studies, issued by the Syrian General Book Organization, the Ministry of Culture; Previously, he was a member of the editorial board of the magazine "Al-Adab al-Alamiyya", which is issued by the Arab Writers Union, Damascus; He is a persistent writer in the Arab cultural and intellectual press, and has many studies and research published in Arab periodicals; He edited a number of articles in the "Arabic Encyclopedia" issued by the General Authority of the Arabic Encyclopedia - Damascus; He participated in many Arab and international conferences concerned with issues of thought, culture and translation.

He has translated:

Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, Benedict Anderson, Dar Qadis, Damascus, 2009.

Film and Television After 9/11, Group of Writers, Middle East International Film Festival, Abu Dhabi, 2008

Occidentalism: A Brief History of Anti-Western Tendencies, Ian Buruma and Avishai Margalit, Obeikan, Riyadh, 2008

The Capital of Karl Marx: A Biography, Francis Wayne, Obeikan, Riyadh, 2007

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (a children's novel), Roald Dahl, Ministry of Culture, Damascus, 2007

Active Departments: Building and Enhancing Cultures of Excellence in Academic Programs, John F. Organ, Obeikan, Riyadh, 2006

The Perils: America in the Middle East, Shibley Telhami, Obeikan, Riyadh, 2005

Translation and Empire, Douglas Robinson, The Supreme Council of Culture, Cairo, 2005

Psychotherapy between East and West, Alan Watts, Ministry of Culture, Damascus, 2005

The Surrounding Mind: The Three Levels of Human Consciousness and How They Shape Our Lives, Stanislav Grof, Dar Al-Ain, Cairo, 2005

Twenty Three Years: A Study in the Biography of the Prophet Muhammad, Ali Dashti, Petra House, Damascus, 2004

Orientalism and Beyond, Ijaz Ahmad and Edward Said, Dar Ward, Damascus, 2004

Culture website, Homie K. Baba, Supreme Council of Culture - Cairo, 2004

Freud and non-Europeans, Edward Said, with participation, Dar Al-Adab, Beirut, 2003

Sectarian Culture: Sect, History, and Violence in Nineteenth-Century Lebanon, Osama Makdisi, Dar Al-Adab, Beirut, 2004

Encyclopedia of the History of Religions, 1 + 2, with participation, Aladdin House, Damascus, 2003-2004

Reflections on Exile, Edward Said, Dar Al-Adab, Beirut, 2003

The Honey (a novel), Zina Ghandour, Dar Al-Adab, Beirut, 2002

Claude Lévi-Strauss, Edmund Leach, Ministry of Culture, Damascus, 2002

The Misery of Structuralism, Leonard Jackson, Ministry of Culture, Damascus, 2002

The idea of culture, Terry Eagleton, House of Dialogue, Lattakia, 2001

Postmodern Illusions, Terry Eagleton, Dar Al-Hiwar, Lattakia, 2000

Synchronicity: Science, Myth, and Games, Alan Combs and Mark Holland, Isis House, Damascus, 1999

The God of the Torah: A Biography, Jack Miles, Dar Al-Hiwar, Lattakia, 1998

The Gospel of the Son (novel), Norman Mailer, Dar Al-Talia Al-Jadeeda, Damascus, 1998

The emergence of the novel, Ian Watt, Dar Sharqiyat, Cairo, 1997

Freud and Buddha, Erich Fromm, Dar Noun, Lattakia, 1996

Buddhist mysticism and psychoanalysis, d. T. Suzuki, Dar Al-Hiwar, Lattakia, 1996

Literary Theory, Terry Eagleton, Ministry of Culture, Damascus, 1995

The Freudian Harem, Paul Rosen, Canaan House, Damascus, 1995

Sex drive, Theodore Rick, House of Dialogue, Lattakia, 1992

Love between lust and ego, Theodore Rayk, Dar Al-Hiwar, Lattakia, 1992

The House That Swift Built (play), Gregory Gorin, Ministry of Information, Kuwait, "From World Theater" series (251), 1991

The Golden Slipper: Folk Tales from Serbia, Kalima Project, Abu Dhabi, 2010

The Shepherd and the Princess: Folk Tales from Serbia, Kalima Project, Abu Dhabi, 2010

Everyday Life in the New Testament, James. And the. Ermatinger, Kalima Project, Abu Dhabi, 2010

Critical Theory: Frankfurt School, Alan Howe, National Center for Translation and Dar Al-Ain, Cairo, 2010

Cairo Literary Atlas, Samia Mahrez, Dar Al-Shorouk, Cairo, 2012;

Beware of Small Countries, David Hearst, Rimal Publishing House, Cyprus, 2013

Among his joint works with the National Center for Translation:

Marks Taken as Marvels: The Sociology of Literary Forms, Franco Moretti, The National Center for Translation, Cairo, 2009

The Dematerialization of Karl Marx: Literature and Marxist Theory, Leonard Jackson, The National Translation Project - Cairo, 2014.

The Misery of Structuralism: Literature and Structural Theory, Leonard Jackson, National Translation Center

Culture website, HOMI. K. BABA, the National Center for Translation.

The National Center for Translation honored him in “Translator’s Day” 2019


Translation issues and problems, the Supreme Council of Culture, Cairo, 28-31/9/2000

Feminist creativity, the first cultural forum of Dar Al-Shomoos, Damascus 13-18/9/2001

The Cultural Project of Louis Awad, Supreme Council of Culture, Cairo, 9/29-1/10/2001

The Woman: Pictures and Facts, The Second Cultural Forum of Dar Al-Shomoos, Damascus, October 21-24, 2002

Arab Women and Creativity, The Supreme Council for Culture, Cairo October 26-30, 2002

International Symposium on Narratives: Writing Questions, University Center in Bechar, Algeria 11-13/10/2003

The efforts of the thinker and critic Edward Said, within the activities of the second scientific week of the College of Arts and Letters, Philadelphia University, Amman 4-8/1/2004

Announcing the Arab Institution for Intellectual Modernization Conference, Modernity and Arab Modernity, Beirut 30/4-2/5/2004

Translation and Interaction of Cultures, Supreme Council of Culture, Cairo 29/5-1/6/2004

Arab Reform Forum, International Conference on "Freedom of Expression" Bibliotheca Alexandrina 18-20/9/2004

Translation Dialogue between English and Arabic, British Council, Damascus 22-23/3/2005

Translation and the Knowledge Society, Supreme Council of Culture, Cairo, 11-14/2/2006

Arabic-English Translation Conference, British Council, London 7-9/3/2006

Forum on "The Book: Translation, Publishing, Reading", the Italian Cultural Center in Damascus, in cooperation with the Language Center in Damascus 05/22/2006

Arab Reform Forum, International Conference on "Human Rights, Women, Development", Bibliotheca Alexandrina 3/3/2007

Seminar on Translation in Syrian Arab Universities, Al-Baath University, Homs 7-9/5/2007

The problematic conference of the Renaissance in the Mirror of Literature and Criticism, Department of Arabic Language, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Tishreen University, Lattakia, 8-10/5/2007

Translation of the Humanities and Social Sciences in the Contemporary Arab World, King Abdul Aziz Al Saud Foundation for Islamic Studies and Human Sciences, Casablanca 25-27/10/2007

The Fourth Cairo Forum for Arab Fiction Creativity, the Supreme Council of Culture, Cairo February 17-20, 2008

Arab Reform Forum, International Conference on "Media, Democracy and Social Responsibility", Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 2-4/3/2008

The Egyptian-Korean Cultural Dialogue, the National Center for Translation - Cairo and the Korean Center for Arab and Islamic Culture, November 20, 2008

Translation and the challenges of the times, the National Center for Translation - Cairo, 28-31/3/2010

The Fifth Cairo Forum for Arab Fiction Creativity, the Supreme Council of Culture, Cairo, from 12 to 15 December 2010

The Third Baghdad International Conference for Translation, Baghdad, 7-9 May 2013

Seminar on "Translation in the Arab World and Prospects for the Development of the Arabic Language", The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, Beirut, May 17-18, 2013

Conference on “Translation and Problems of Culture”, International Relations Forum, Doha, Wednesday and Thursday, February 26-27, 2014