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ACOR Lecture: “The Landscape of Research in Jordan and in the Arab Region: Challenges, Transformations, Prospects”
“The Landscape of Research in Jordan and in the Arab Region: Challenges, Transformations, Prospects”
by Dr. Seteney Shami (Arab Council for the Social Sciences)
Monday, May 17, 2021 at 7 p.m. Amman local time

What are the patterns and trends, constraints and potentials in current research contexts and practices in Jordan and across the Arab region? This presentation will address these questions from three angles:

-The changing themes and priorities in research in Jordan and on Jordan;
-The present and future of research in the region in the light of unfolding crises;
-The response by research communities and institutions to the heightened demands for new knowledge for new audiences.

Overall, the landscape of research across the region appears bleak, with deteriorating infrastructures, decreasing resources, shrinking public spheres and restricted mobility. Despite all of this, research continues to take place, and there are lively online discussions and burgeoning portals for the production and dissemination of analysis and commentary on the politics, economics, and social transformations of the region.... (For the full abstract, please see acorjordan.org/events !)

May 17, 2021 07:00 PM in Amman

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