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25 Years

Social Sciences in the Arab World: The Silent Revolution

Thu, 09/29/2016 - 1:00pm
Event Location: 
1114 Social Science

Presented by Mohammed Bamyeh 

Department of Sociology, University of Pittsburgh 

About this event
The first report on social sciences in the Arab World is now available!
Lead author, Professor Mohammed Bamyeh will present the findings of the intensive research undertaken by an international team of scholars and researchers. The first results released focus on the question of “presence”: where are the social sciences to be found in the Arab World? To that end, the report identifies three spheres of such presence: universities, research institutes, and the public sphere.  Given developments over the past several years, knowledge production and the social sciences remain indispensable tools for understanding current challenges in the Middle East and North Africa and, in turn, developing adequate responses.