Promotional Meeting of the UNESCO Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture
Promotional meeting of the UNESCO Shrajah Prize for Arab Culture for Europe
With a view to give more visibility to the UNESCO Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture, the Culture Sector will be organizing a series of meetings; the meeting in Italy will be first held outside UNESCO Headquarters in Europe. The promotional meeting will take place at La Sapieza University of Rome on 4 May and at ICCROM on 5 May next.
On the afternoon of 4 May at the University
1. Mr Farouk Mardam-Bey, laureate of the 12th Edition of the Prize in 20014 will be the keynote speaker and will talk about the Role and Status of literature in the Arab World
2. Ms Isabella Damera d'Afflito, former International jury member will present the viewpoint of the jury on the the “Role and contribution of UNESCO Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture in promoting a Culture of Peace”
3. Mr Mounir Bouchenaki, Director of WH-ARC will give a presentation on the Role and place of World Heritage in the Arab World.
On the morning of 5 May at ICCROM
1. Dr Stefano De Caro, Director General of ICCROM will talk about ICCROM in Italy and Sharjah
2. Dr Mechtild Rossler, D.DIR/HER will give a presentation of the Prize.
3. Mr Mardam-Bey will talk of his personal journey as the laureate of the Prize
4. There will be an exchange with the Press