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The phoenix rises once again

The phoenix rises once again. It directs its wings towards Poitiers in France, where the International Center for Human Sciences (CISH) represented by its Director, Dr. Darina Saliba Abi Chedid participated in the 30th anniversary of UNICEF’s International Convention on children’s rights, “Childrens’ Rights: Progress and challenges for tomorrow”.

World Arabic Language Day

On the occasion of the World Arabic Language Day, the President of the Lebanese American University (LAU) Dr. Joseph Jabra and the Director of the International Center for Human Sciences – UNESCO, Dr. Darina Saliba Abi Chedid jointly organized a conference held at the CISH premises on October 17, 2019 entitled “The Arabic Language: Roots, Forms and Globalization”. Several diplomatic, public and academic figures attended the event: Ambassador of South Korea, Qa’imaqam of Byblos Mrs. Natalie Khoury, Secretary General of the World Cultural University Mr. Roger Hani, the President of the Youth Council of the World Cultural University Mr. Sergio Feghali, the President of Byblos Cultural Council Dr. Nawfal Nawfal, the journalist Mr. Marwan Iskandar, Vice President of Student Affairs at LAU Dr. Elise Salem, and the head of the Lebanese Red Cross in Byblos, Mrs. Randa Kallab.

Tolerance: An ethical basis for justice, peace and intercultural dialogue

On the occasion of the International Day of Non-Violence, and in line with UNESCO endeavors of promoting a culture of peace, and for the safeguarding of the Document on Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together signed by Pope Francis of the Catholic Church and, Grand Imam Al Azhar Ahmad El Tayeb, the international Center for Human Sciences has organized at its headquarters, a conference entitled: « Tolerance: An ethical basis for justice, peace and intercultural dialogue » on the 2nd and 3rd of October 2019, in the presence of H.E. Minister of Economic Empowerment of Women and Youth, Mrs. Violette Safadi, deputy Moustafa Al Husseiny and Qa’imaqam of Byblos Mrs. Nathalie Merheh, the Representative of Hanns Seidel Stiftung, Kristof W. Duwaerts, along with religious and cultural figures and academicians.

Implementation of Article 95 of the Lebanese Constitution

In line with UNESCO’s initiatives to enhance the culture of “living together” in Lebanon and worldwide, the International Center for Human Sciences organized a seminar entitled “Implementation of Article 95 of the Lebanese Constitution”.

Intercultural dialogue in the Mediterranean: Iberians-Phoenicians

In the presence of H.E. Ambassador of Spain in Lebanon, Don José María Ferré de La Peña and the participation of LAU – Louis Cardahi Foundation represented by its director Dr. Rachid Chamoun, the International Center for Human Sciences (CISH – Byblos) has organized on September 26, 2019 a cultural day entitled « Intercultural dialogue in the Mediterranean: Iberians-Phoenicians ».

The Spanish delegation of the Phoenicians’ Route visited the new Phoenician Alphabet Museum in Byblos

The Spanish delegation of the Phoenicians’ Route visited the new Phoenician Alphabet Museum in Byblos with Rachid Chamoun – President of the Phoenicians’ Route, Dr. Darina Saliba Abi Chedid – Director of CISH Byblos, and Antoine Lahoud – member of the Scientific Committee.

The Mayor of Byblos, Mr. Wissam Zaarour addressed a welcome word on this occasion.

Sultan Qaboos Prize for Culture, Arts and Literature

On September 11, the Director of the International Center for Human Sciences Dr. Darina Saliba Abi Chedid attended the launching ceremony of the Sultan Qaboos Prize for Culture, Arts and Literature at its eighth session of 2019 under the patronage and presence of His Excellency the Minister of Culture Dr. Mohamed Daoud, and the Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman in Lebanon Bader Bin Mohamed Bin Bader Al Munzeri, in Bristol Hotel, Hamra.

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