Social Sciences and Policy Research


At the World Humanities Conference (Liege, Aug 2017), Arab thinkers and researchers in humanities reviewed and debated ways to rethink humanities in the region. Their inputs was based on a consultation meeting on "Recentering Humanities: Theories, approaches, knowledge production in the Arab region” organized by UNESCO Beirut in collaboration with the Arab Council for Social Sciences (ACSS) and International Center on Human Sciences (CISH) (Byblos, May 2017). 

Management of Social Transformations (MOST) is UNESCO’s intergovernmental programme on social transformations. MOST works with governments, social and human science communities and civil societies to improve connections between knowledge and action, connections that are one key to reaching a positive social change. In particular, the MOST School provides a unique learning space for young researchers and policy makers.

The Lebanese MOST school, launched by UNESCO Beirut and hosted by the Observatory of Good Governance at the University Saint Joseph (USJ) in Beirut, is the first of its kind in the Arab region. Bringing together more than 40 academics, researchers, students and representatives from key ministries and civil society organizations, the MOST schools hold various meetings to explore inter-university collaboration to discuss national priority issues.



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