Citizenship in the Arab World
Every person has the right to be a citizen of his region, but how much of that is being adapted in the Arab world? Through this course, “Citizenship in the Arab World”, we will learn more about citizenship in the Arab world and its history related topics. In the contemporary Arab world, especially since the beginning of the Arab uprisings, there has been an increased academic and political interest in citizenship, this course takes a closer look at citizenship and its challenges.
What You Will Learn
- Explore various challenges to the concepts of citizenship in the context of the Arab world
- Study — from a comparative historical perspective — the various inter-related theories, concepts, institutions and applications of citizenship.
- Explore the relationship between citizenship and human rights, and look into a variety of topics and issues, including civil society, education, youth, gender, minorities, immigrants and refugees.
- Discuss the issue of the production of "knowledge", and study how to translate these concepts across different contexts.
COURSE INSTRUCTOR AND STAFF
Dr. Dina Kiwan is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. She was educated at Harvard, Oxford and London universities in the field of psychology, sociology and education.
Mr. Hadi Al-Aridi holds a BA in sociology, and is a candidate for a Master's degree in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies at the American University of Beirut in Lebanon.
Mrs. Abada Al-Kassar holds a Master’s degree in sociology and is a sociology Phd student at the Lebanese University.