ACOR Lecture: "“The Landscape of Research in Jordan and in the Arab Region"
Date(s) - 05/17/2021
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
ACOR - The American Center of Research
Monday, May 17, 2021, at 11 am CDT.
An ACOR online lecture by Dr. Seteney Shami (The Arab Council for the Social Sciences)
Monday, May 17, 2021 at 7 p.m. Amman local time
-The present and future of research in the region in the light of unfolding crises;
-The response by research communities and institutions to the heightened demands for new knowledge for new audiences.
The presentation will discuss the implications for: higher education and research institutions; the possibilities emerging from new actors, interstitial collectivities, and thought communities; the emergence of new audiences for new types of knowledge; and the changing connections between academia, activism and policy. The groundwork for the needed shifts has already been laid through critical, feminist, and decolonial approaches in the social sciences and humanities. I argue that academia needs to take up the challenge of the times—build on solid foundations of the past but look toward a future which will necessarily present a reconfigured institutional landscape of knowledge production.