​The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies is now accepting research proposals for its fifth annual social sciences and humanities conference (2015-16). The themes of this year’s conference are:

1)      The Arab city: Challenges of urbanization

2)      Freedom in contemporary Arab thought

Papers on these topics will be considered for the annual prize in the social sciences and humanities, which aims to foster critical academic research.

Please see the conference background paper (here) for more information on themes and sub-themes.