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
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.