On March 24-26 2018, The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies will hold its Arab Graduate Student Conference, at its premises in Doha. This is the first conference of its kind in the Arab region, with its importance lying in the establishment of a dynamic interactive space between Arab doctoral researchers in Western universities and academic institutions in the Arab world. At this conference, students will be able to exchange experiences, and strengthen their relations with Arab research and university institutions and their research agendas.

The three day conference will start at 9 am on Saturday March 24, and will close at 4 pm on the 26th. The agenda includes 14 sessions involving 83 researchers from more than 40 Western universities, representing Europe, Australia, Canada and the United States. The Academic Committee selected the participants from over 250 applications, taking into account the diversity of their research topics. Finally, the conference will have 40 specialized professors as discussants to provide feedback on these papers.  

The meeting will host a variety of disciplines within the social sciences and humanities, and include various doctoral dissertations in the fields of cultural studies, history, sociology, political science, gender studies, psychology, economics, law, judicial politics and linguistics. It marks the first conference of an annual event, which will be held regularly by the Center, with the aim of developing an interactive network between Arab PhD researchers in Western universities and their counterparts in the Arab academy. This will enable researchers to contribute to, and enrich, Arab academic research and publications.