The Lebanese Minister of Culture, Mr. Raymond Araygi, announced the names of the winners of the Arab Creativity Awards and the Most Important Arabic Book Award, at a press conference held by the Arab Thought Foundation (ATF) at its headquarters in Beirut’s central district. The press conference unveiled the program of FIKR13 Conference, which will be held under the title of “Arab Integration: The Dream of Unity and the Reality of Division”, on December 3-5, 2014 in Morocco

Arabs, between the Tragedies of the Present and the Dreams of Change: The Arab Spring, Four Years On is the title of the seventh release in the Cultural Development Reports series which the Arab Thought Foundation (ATF) has endeavored to publish annually. Over the past years, the reports have covered different aspects of Arab culture, starting with the condition of education, the translation and publishing movement, IT, media, the knowledge-based economy, employment and the labor market… ATF’s
The Arab Thought Foundation (ATF) has released The Conditions of Education as part of its books in translation series under the One Civilization program. Translated from the French (Conditions de l’éducation), the book is penned by academics Marcel Gauchet, director of research and studies at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS); Marie-Claude Blais, lecturer at the University of Rouen; and Dominique Ottavi, professor at the University of Caen. The book offers a range of

HRH Prince Bandar bin Khalid AlFaisal, Chairman of the Arab Though Foundation (ATF) Board of Directors, met with Secretary-General of the European External Action Service Mr. Pierre Vimont, in Brussels, on October 27, 2014, in anticipation of the 13th conference which will be held on December 3-5 in the Moroccan city of Skhirat, with the patronage of HRH King Mohammed VI of Morocco. The meeting was attended by Saudi ambassador to Belgium and the Dutch of Luxembourg, head of the

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Arab Thought Foundation announces the winners of “Arab Creativity Award” and “Most Important Arabic Book 2013”

  • Mr.Hamad Al-Ammari: “FIKR offers an Arabic platform to find effective solutions towards achieving region’s overall development”
  • Dr. AlNahedh: “ATF is carrying out number of


Al Ramahi opened the session with a general introduction to the discussion that would take place. She stated that the role of Media now extends beyond merely supplying information and thus the following questions arise;  how is the rise of new media and new media firms affecting public policy dialogue in Arab countries? To what extent can the media play a watch-dog role in the Arab world given current media laws? How can new media outlets and platforms be combined


In today's Master-Class 2, entitled "How Nations Compete: The Competitive Advantage of Arab Countries," Yasar Jarrar spoke about economic challenges facing the Arab states, and discussed possible solutions for beginning to address these problems. Jarrar is a partner in Bain & Company, and chairs the firm's department that deals with the public sector. 


One of the main ideas that Jarrar focused on was the idea that national