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ACSS to Organize Panel on Arab Social Sciences at International Conference in Tehran

03/15/2017

The Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) will be organizing a panel on Arab social sciences at the World Social Science and Humanities Conference, which will take place on April 26-27, 2017 at Kharzami University, Tehran, Iran.

The panel is a critical engagement with the ways globalization has and currently impacts Arab knowledge production in the academic social sciences. Building on the current research interests of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences, it interacts with several questions such as: what makes works of social science “influential”, how social scientists face challenges in their careers and in their research, and how they approach the influence of external theoretical debates on their work. The panel aims to provide a more nuanced assessment on the impact of globalized social sciences by framing social scientists as dynamic actors who easily move between levels in response to opportunities and challenges they are faced with, be they local or global. 

The panel will take place on April 26. Below is the schedule:

15.40 – 17.40 Arab social sciences between local structures and global discourses

Chair: Idriss Jebari, Arab Council for the Social Sciences

15.40 – 16.10 Doctoral Studies and the Globalization of Social Sciences: The Case of Theses on International Migration in France and Algeria

Abdelkader Latreche, Applied Social Sciences Forum (ASSF)-Tunisa 

16.10 – 16.40 Social Sciences in Lebanon: Training and Careers of Social Scientists

Mariam Hasbani, Doctoral Student at the Lebanese University

16.40 – 17.10 Doctoral Studies at Egyptian Public Universities: Conditions and Constraints of Knowledge Production

Daniele Cantini, Orient-Institut Beirut, Lebanon

17.10 – 17.40 Critical Sociological Appropriation and the Pursuit of Cultural Decolonization: The Moroccan Academic Critique and Theoretical Debates in Paris

Idriss Jebari, Arab Council for the Social Sciences, Lebanon

To learn more about the Conference, visit the Conference website

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