Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Qatar, Cambridge Universities' Conference Draws Top Diplomats, Academia  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Qatar News Agency - 20/03/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Around 200 participants including top diplomats, academia and government officials attended Qatar University-Cambridge University conference titled 'Perspectives on Middle East Studies' hosted by Qatar University. QU's College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) in co-operation with Cambridge University Centre of Islamic Studies, the organised the two-day conference here. Academics, researchers and experts from QU, Gulf Studies Center, Cambridge University, Hamad bin Khalifa University, University College of London in Qatar, Northwestern University Qatar, and University of Sarajevo made presentations on issues relevant to the Middle East and Gulf region. The conference heard discussions on language, culture and society; international relations; history; gulf region; media; urban planning and museums; gender and women's studies; and Arabic and Beyond. The Cambridge University delegates included Centre of Islamic Studies Director Prof Yasir Suleiman, Master of Corpus Christi College Mr Stewart Laing, and Senior Fellow of the Centre of International Studies Prof George Joffe. QU VP for Research Dr Hassan Al-Derham said, "By hosting this important forum, the College of Arts and Sciences highlights institutional commitment in addressing new and emerging issues in the region." CAS Dean Dr Eiman Mustafawi said, "This event meets one of our strategic objectives as a college that fosters an intellectually stimulating environment, and provides opportunities for faculty and students to engage in such dynamic academic discussions." Centre of Islamic Studies Director Prof Yasir Suleiman said, "The conference is a unique opportunity to establish new connections between universities in Qatar and Cambridge aiming at fostering joint research projects and academic exchanges at various levels." Gulf Studies Center Director Dr Abdullah Baabood said, "Dialogue and collaboration such as this are critical not only for Qatar and the Gulf, but also worldwide." QU MA Gulf Studies student Manami Goto from Japan said, "This conference provides such a variety of unique perspectives on the Middle East, specifically the Gulf region. It is really exciting to get to hear from and meet well-known academics personally whose work I study in class."

 


Qatar News Agency




  MENA News Headlines
 Dec 20 2014 - Etihad has no further A380 orders, Boeing 787 delayedMENAFN
(MENAFN) Etihad Airways is not interested in ordering any more Airbus A380s, while the launch of its first Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner into service has been delayed, Gulf News reported.The Dreamliner ...

 Dec 20 2014 - Saudi rail expansion contributes to domestic tourismMENAFN
(MENAFN) Saudi Railways Organization (SRO) President has lauded the efforts of Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA) in developing the tourism sector and preserving national heritage, ...

 Dec 20 2014 - Tunisia, Germany sign USD55.21m loan agreementMENAFN
(MENAFN) Tunisia and Germany have signed a loan agreement worth USD55.21 million for the modernization of more than 300 educational institutions in the different regions of the country, QNA ...

 Dec 20 2014 - Qatar- Magnificent Mirza wins stage 2The Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Overnight leader Azzedine Lagab yesterday retained his position at the Tour of Zubarah where defending champion Yusif Mirza of the UAE produced a late burst to win stage ...

 Dec 20 2014 - Aishwarya to make comeback with JazbaaKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Jazbaa is a contemporary thriller set in modern-day Mumbai. Los Angeles - Former Miss World and popular Bollywood actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will make her comeback with ...

 Dec 20 2014 - UAE- Srikanth looks to change strategy for next two tiesKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Indian star Kidambi Srikanth set to play Sugiarto and Jorgensen in Dubai event.Kidambi Srikanth faltered in the first set but made a strong comeback against Kento Momoto on ...

 Dec 20 2014 - UAE- Aussie rookie makes an early impactKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Cannon makes statement for Mena Golf Tour with a steady performance at the Dubai Open. Chris Cannon was playing for the first time in an asian tour event Dubai — An ...

 Dec 20 2014 - UAE- Chen and Saina cruiseKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) South Koreas Bae shocks Chinese No.Saina Nehwal of India in action against Sung Ji Hyun of South Korea at the BWF Destination Dubai World Superseries Finals on Thursday. ...

 Dec 20 2014 - UAE- Teary-eyed for 132 dreams lostKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Pak ambassador condemns Taleban for using Islams cover to justify massacre Abu Dhabi: The Pakistani community in Abu Dhabi gathered at the embassy on Thursday morning to ...

 Dec 20 2014 - IT teacher steals students iPad sells it onlineKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) The teachers theft was allegedly busted after she posted an advertisement on a popular website to sell the iPad. Dubai: An Information Technology (IT) teacher is standing ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help