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Director General of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS).
The General Director of the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies and a member of its Executive Board. A prominent researcher and writer, Bishara has published numerous books and academic papers in political thought, social theory, and philosophy, in addition to several literary works. He was Professor of Philosophy and History of Political Thought at Birzeit University, from 1986 to 1996. He also co-founded Muwatin, the Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy, and Mada al-Carmel, the Arab Center for Applied Social Research. Bishara was the principal founder of the National Democratic Assembly (Balad), a Palestinian-Arab party inside the Green Line, which supports democratic values irrespective of religious, ethnic or national identity. For four consecutive session, from 1996-2007, he represented his party as an elected member of parliament. In 2007, Bishara was persecuted for his political positions at the hands of the Israeli authorities, and currently resides in Qatar. He is the recipient of the Ibn Rushd Prize for Freedom of Thought in 2002 and the Global Exchange Human Rights Award in 2003.
Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies.
Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities at the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies. Lahmar is a researcher specialized in rural sociology and political leadership. He obtained a PhD in Rural Sociology from the School of Advanced Social Science Studies, Paris and a PhD in Political Sciences from the University of Tunis.
Researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies.
Researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ACRPS). His research interests focus on social issues within Syrian society. He received a Master's in Sociology and Anthropology from the Doha Institute for Graduate Studies (DI).
Associate Researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies.
Researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies in Beirut.
Researcher at the ACRPS. Her research interests focus on sociology (of education, work, organizations, politics and culture) and discourse analysis. She previously served as Director of the Studies Department at the Center for Arab Unity Studies (2011-2012). She also taught at the Sociology Department at the Lebanese University (1999-2010) and at the Institute of Political Science, St. Joseph University, Beirut (2006-2012).
Professor of Sociology at Setif-2- University in Algeria.
Professor of Sociology at Setif-2- University in Algeria. He has held several scientific and administrative positions at the university itself, including Vice Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Chairman of the academic Council. He is the editor-in-chief of the Roua Journal for Epistemic and Civilizational Studies and a founding member of the Contemporary Algerian society research laboratory. He has published several studies and research on the issues of culture, development, underdevelopment, social history and Islamism in Algeria. He obtained a PhD in Sociology from the Department of Sociology, Constantine 1 University, Algeria in 2010.
Associate Professor of Sociology at the College of Arts and Sciences, Qatar University.
Researcher at the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies
Chief of the ACRPS Tunis Office and Professor at the Department of Sociology, University of Tunis. Following the Tunisian revolution Mabrouk was appointed Minister of Culture. Mabrouk is a researcher specialized in youth, immigration and democratic change. He obtained his PhD in Sociology from the University of Tunis.
Professor of social-cultural psychology at the
University of Haifa.
Professor of social-cultural psychology at the University of Haifa. He held various academic positions at various universities, including The University of Sydney and La Trobe University, and the University of Sussex. Abu-Rayya is a quantitative researcher and his primary research work is focused on acculturation and adaptation, Inter-group relations and prejudice reduction, mixed-cultural marriage and psychological adjustment. He holds a PhD from Cambridge University (2005).
Omran is a quarterly, peer reviewed academic journal dedicated to the social sciences and published by the Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies (ISSN: 2305-2473). First published in the summer of 2012.