Upcoming Events

24 Oct - 19 Dec 2019

University of Hildesheim and Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW)

The upcoming lecture series ‘Contemporary Women Philosophers in Arab Countries. Intellectual Portraits’ aims to be an intellectual and philosophical contribution to a necessary international debate on the representation of Arabic-speaking women philosophers in international academic discourse. Instead of talking about Arab women and their ascribed roles, this project aims to create a space in which Arab women philosophers from six countries (Algeria, Egypt, Lebanon, Morocco, Qatar and Tunisia) can have their say and exchange ideas with a German audience of experts.

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12 - 13 Dec 2019

European University Institute, Florence, Italy

The protection of human rights is as much a global and national concern, as it is a regional effort.

However, despite universal reach of human rights, there are still many regional challenges, like protection gaps or the lack of enforceability. The international conference ‘Regional Human Rights Systems from a Comparative Perspective’ in Florence/Italy addresses these problems by looking at regional human rights mechanisms in Europe, America, Africa and the Arab world to identify their respective strengths and weaknesses.


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13 Dec 2019

MiCT – Media in Transition and Cooperation, Berlin, Germany

Media play a crucial role in shaping the public sphere and thus democratic societies by disseminating relevant information to allow for an informed decision-making and by encouraging citizens to actively take part in political and social processes. But what is the role of media in the context of transition and fragile statehood? Do local media provide new spaces for civic engagement? With a certain focus on the countries of the MENA region, a public roundtable discussion with high-profile media experts, practitioners and researchers will debate these questions at MiCT on 13 December 2019.

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20 - 21 Dec 2019

Higher Institute of Music, Tunis, Tunisia
Cultural City, Tunis, Tunisia

The merge of traditional musical elements with classical music contributes to the creation of a more global transcultural music. Musicologists, Musicians, and Composers will discuss recent developments of avant-garde music from an Arab and German perspective.

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08 Jan 2020

Submission Deadline

The Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) in cooperation with the Institute of Oriental Studies, University of Leipzig is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the international and interdisciplinary Workshop ‘Media Representations of Law and Justice: Middle Eastern Perspectives’ in Germany at the Institute of Oriental Studies, University of Leipzig, 12 − 13 March 2020.

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