Mustapha Cherif (Algeria) and the Arab British Centre (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland), laureates of the 11th edition – award ceremony at UNESCO, in Paris, on Thursday 25 April 2013

Mustapha Cherif (Algeria) and the Arab British Centre (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, laureates 2012-2013. © M.C / © Arab British Centre

The academic and essayist Mustapha Cherif (Algeria) and the Arab British Centre (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland) are the laureates of the 2012-2013 UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab culture.

The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, presented the award to the two laureates on Thursday 25 April 2013 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The official prize ceremony was preceded by a series of talks entitled: “5 paths, 5 visions, 1 question: What is the Role of Arab Culture in Tomorrow’s World?” Five international personalities (Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan al Qassimi, Khal Torabully, Ali Mahdi Nouri, Coline Houssais and Naïf al-Mutawa), renowned for their involvement in Arab culture, will attempt to answer this question.

The ceremony was followed by a concert by the Palestinian group Khoury Project, featuring Egyptian oud player Mohamed Abozekry.

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