The Arabic Language: Roots, Forum, and Globalization

International Center for Human Sciences – UNESCO, Byblos, Old City Entrance

As part of an agreement between the Lebanese American University (LAU) and the International Center of Human Sciences – UNESCO, the Arabic Language and Culture Program (SINARC) at LAU will celebrate the World Arabic Language Day through a forum entitled:The Arabic Language: Roots, Forum, and Globalization.

10:00 AM Coffee reception and Registration
10:30 AM Opening session
  • Lebanese National Anthem
  •  Opening note | Dr. Darina Saliba Abi Chedid, Director of the International Center for Human Science
  •  Opening note | Dr. Joseph G. Jabbra, LAU President
11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Panel 1: Evolution of the Arabic Language: Genesis, Renaissance and the Modern Days

  • The five stages of the Arabic Language | Sara Ammar
  • The influence of socio-political factors on the Arabic language and Literature (mainly during “Al Nahda”) | Dr. Vahid Behmardi
  • Arabic and Migration | Dr. Sana Tannoury Karam Q&A session
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch Break
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

Panel 2: Arabic in Globalization: A Boon or a Menace?

  • The Impact of English on the use of Arabic Language | Dr. Nada Saab
  • Arabic coping with a globalized world | Ms. Chanel Fayad
  • Youth, Art and Arabic | Mr. Mark Antoine Rouhana Q&A session
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM Coffee Break
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Workshop: Calligraphy and Arabesque. Mr. Kamal Salemeh

  • Introducing the participants on how to write Arabic calligraphy. (petit atelier)