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The Carthage Seminars focus on social change in Arab countries – Politics

(ANSAmed) – TUNIS, JULY 6 – After two years of strictly online editions, the Carthage Seminars – an annual forum sponsored by Reset Dialogues on Civilizations on pluralism in the Arab world – is back in person.

This year they will be held in collaboration with and at the Tunisian Academy of Sciences, Letters and Arts Beit al-Hikma in the Tunisian city of Carthage, Tunis.

The symposium was organized in collaboration with the Maison des sciences de l’homme Foundation and the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation – Delegation in France and will be held on July 7 and 8, with a program bringing together a large number of academics, young researchers, professors, journalists and activists from inside and outside the region.

They will serve – in accordance with Reset DOC’s mission – to structure and nurture new networks capable of fostering political and cultural pluralism in different contexts.

“The social protests in the Arab world have inspired hope and optimism and reminded internal and external observers and scholars of the lingering realities that challenge democratization.

The cleavage between secular and religious wings of the political sphere has blurred while the transversal needs of well-being, prosperity, efficiency of public services and a more dynamic and free social life transcend the old political cleavages. The December 2010 Jasmine Revolution that began in Tunisia and sparked reform movements across the region is notable in contemporary socio-political history. It has fueled new research in philosophy, theology, legal theory, politics and the history of ideas, and beyond. However, the past decade has been marked by turmoil and backlash. The global Covid-19 pandemic has added immense socio-political and economic challenges. Rising tensions between Western powers and Russia, and the latter’s occupation of Ukraine, have also caused a major crisis with immense global economic consequences and worsening living conditions in the Middle East and Africa. North, where people have returned to the streets to demand the change promised by previous social protests,” read a statement posted online.

He went on to say that: “The Carthage 2022 seminars aim first to deepen social, cultural, religious and political diversity in the Arab world by listening to local scholars and their assessment of transformations in the region, and involving international scholars who have studied the region for decades.

Speakers will be: Wahid Abdelmeguid, Stefano Allievi, Lisa Anderson, Meysam Badamchi, Joseph Bahout, Amel Boubekeur, Georges Fahmi, Amel Grami, Sharan Grewal, Mohamed Haddad, Sari Hanafi, Mohammed Hashas, ​​Elizabeth Suzanne Kassab, Volker Kaul, Jonathan Laurence, Mohammed Masbah, Nejia Ouriemmi, Renata Pepicelli and Mounir Saidani, under the scientific coordination of Mohammed Hashas.

Participation in the seminar is free but registration is compulsory. (ANS Amed).