On Thursday, January 12, 2017, the Director-General of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS), Seteney Shami, will be speaking at the "Rethinking Media through the Middle East" Conference, organized by the Media Studies Program at the American University of Beirut in collaboration with the ACSS and AUB’s Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies.
The two-day conference will run until January 13, and will be followed by a workshop on Media Studies Research Design, which will take place on January 14, 2017.
The workshop will give MA students at the thesis proposal stage and beyond, and early PhD students the opportunity to work with the senior scholars to develop their research design and methodology. Students will explore the close relationship between formulating a research question, defining an appropriate method of research, and forming an argument about research findings.
The conference will feature the work of such renowned scholars as Oliver Boyd-Barrett, Marwan Kraidy, Negar Mottahedeh, Tarik Sabry (a former ACSS mentor) and Helga Tawil-Souri (a former ACSS fellow).
The ACSS provided funding to AUB to bring these international scholars to Beirut to present their research at the conference, as well as mentor the participating students from the Arab region. It also provided travel funding to these students to take part in the workshop.
For the conference program, click here.