Sleeping Giants – social science research in the Arab world


From 14 to 15 March 2015 in Beirut, the ISSC took part in the 2nd conference of the Arab Council for Social Sciences on the theme of “Questioning Social Inequality and Difference in the Arab Region”. Speakers from UNESCO, CLASCO, and the ISSC addressed researchers and members of the Arab Council to inform them on the work conducted by UNESCO under the aegis of the Management of Social Transformations (MOST) Programme related to the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

A strong focus of discussion was the 2015 World Social Science Forum (the first to be held on African soil, in Durban, South Africa, from 13 to 16 September 2015), as well as the planning of the 2016 World Social Science Report (WSS Report) which will focus on inequality.