SOAS University of London

CCLPS ALECSO Memorandum of Understanding

22 February 2010

On 15 February 2010, CCLPS Chair Ayman El-Desouky and Rita Awad, Director of the Department of Culture at the Arab League Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization (ALECSO) signed a Memorandum of Understanding on joint interdisciplinary projects. In furtherance of this aim, ALECSO and SOAS agreed to collaborate in joint research projects, this cooperation may extend over all areas of scholarship covered by the two institutions and their representative sub-bodies, ALECSO's Department of Culture and SOAS’s Centre for Cultural, Literary and Postcolonial Studies. This will take the form of a four-day symposium, funded by ALECSO, on The Translation of Modern Arabic Literature into European Languages to be held between 30 November and 03 December 2010. Another symposium on the translation of modern and contemporary Arab thought is foreseen. The agreements will also result in publications in the form of co-edited volumes.

For further information, contact:

Dr Ayman El-Desouky, Chair, CCLPS