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The Lebanese military academy in a touristic and cultural visit

On September 15, 2020, the International Center for Human Sciences (CISH) welcomed the first year students’ officers of Lebanese military academy in a touristic and cultural visit as part of their educational program. Dr. Darina Saliba Abi Chedid welcomed the officers at the Center and the visit was completed with a guided tour in the historical Byblos Citadel. In recognition of her continuous efforts, the Commander of the military Academy Georges Hayek offered the Director a letter of recognition and appreciation on behalf of the Lebanese army Commander Joseph Aoun.

The Lebanon of tomorrow viewed by the Lebanese youth

The International Center for Human Sciences – UNESCO, Byblos organized on Monday August 17, 2020 a roundtable and debate entitled “ The Lebanon of tomorrow viewed by the Lebanese youth ” with the presence and participation of Mr. Gwendal Rouillard, Deputy of Lorient, member of the defense and armed forces commission in the Parliament of French Republic. Mr. Rouillard highlighted on the significant role of the Lebanese youth to make an impact and lead a constructive change for a better Lebanon, and affirmed the continuous support of the French Republic to Lebanon and to the Lebanese youth.

The Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage

Under the patronage and presence of His Excellency the Minister of culture and agriculture, Mr. Abbas Mortada, and in accordance with the academic programs at the Military School, the International Center for Human Sciences – UNESCO, Byblos launched on Tuesday July 14, 2020 its cultural and educational program for the Military Academy officers for the second year in a row in the presence of the Qaimaqam, Mrs. Natalie Merhi, the Mayor of Jbeil, Mr. Wissam Zaarour and the head of the Army Intelligence Office in Jbeil Colonel Charles Nohra.

World Music Day

The International Center for Human Sciences (CISH) – UNESCO in Byblos celebrated the world music day on Sunday June 21, 2020. With her magical voice, Christine Abou Zeid performed at the CISH premises, a monumental building on the Phoenician wall in the old city, accompanying the people walking and passing by the Byblos street.

Seminar on “Online Learning during Covid Pandemic: Implications and solutions”

Being convinced that our concern to survive does not surpass our concern to preserve our humanity, the International Center for Human Sciences – UNESCO, Byblos organized on Thursday June 11 a seminar on online learning (Implications and solutions) at CISH, at the entrance to the old city, with the participation of the Director General of the Ministry of Education, Mr. Fadi Yarak and more than 15 public and private schools, both religious and secular.

Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights

The International Centre for Human Sciences – UNESCO, Byblos in partnership with Hanns Seidel Foundation, has organized on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, informative and training sessions about “Key to Continued Success for Women: Lifelong Learning” and “Parents and Social Media” and a panel discussion on “Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”

Cultural and academic exchange project

Within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the International Center for Human Sciences – UNESCO Byblos (CISH) and the Lebanese American University (LAU), 25 students of various nationalities who follow the cultural exchange program between LAU and several universities around the world (ESSCA-Sciences PO, DJMX …) and from various specializations, visited CISH on Thursday January 26 2020, to familiarize themselves with the center, its activities and the possibility of future academic cooperation.

International Mother Language day

The International Center for Human Sciences was pleased to participate in the International Mother Language day Roundtable Discussion organized by SINARC in LAU Beirut on the 21st of February 2020.
Topics such as the question of modern standard arabic and Levantine dialect, mother tongue for bilingual people, expatriates and languages and the effects of Migration on the Mother tongue were all discussed.
CISH director Dr. Darina Saliba Abi Chedid has opened the event and stressed on the importance of promoting multilingual education in children and young people, reminding that UNESCO recognized February 21 in a resolution as International Mother Language Day and that it is our duty to preserve our mother tongue and transmit it to our children. She concluded by repeating with the UN “when languages fade, so does the world’s rich tapestry of cultural diversity (…) Traditions, memory”.

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