Recentering Humanities - knowledge and dialogue in the Arab region

When, local time: 
Thursday, 19 July 2018 - 10:00am to Friday, 20 July 2018 - 3:00pm
Where: 
Lebanon, Beirut
Type of Event: 
Interagency meeting
Contact: 
Farah Al Souri, Arab Council for Social Sciences, alsouri@theacss.org

A two-day meeting will be organized by UNESCO and the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS), aiming to coordinate among Arab scholars the knowledge production in the area of the Humanities. This event follows up on the World Humanities Conference process started in August 2017.

As part of this process, a group of Arab scholars contributes to the following discussions:

- Foster the emergence of an Arab vision of the future of the human and social sciences based on extensive consultations.
- Emphasize the strategic importance of the Humanities in facing the current challenges in the world.
- Enable Arab researchers to provide policymakers with new understandings of the current challenges facing the region.
- Provide alternatives to current impasses and deadlocks on issues of policy choices, institutional strategies and others.

A “new agenda for the Humanities in the 21st century” is the result of dialogue among policy makers, academia and civil society organizations and UNESCO Member States, which commit to strenghten the linkage between policy and research for a more inclusive world.