Abu Dhabi: The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre (ALC), which is a division of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has announced the formation of its 2023 Scientific Committee, which will be led by ALC Chairman Dr. Ali bin Tamim and comprise eminent academics, researchers, and specialists in the Arabic language as well as a number of other literary and cultural disciplines.
The Scientific Committee supports the Centre in achieving its strategic goals, which include promoting Arabic, elevating its reputation in the humanities and the arts and encouraging both native speakers and non-speakers to use it. In order to assist the ALC’s ongoing and upcoming projects and activities, the Committee also strives to develop imaginative concepts, ideas, and suggestions.
“The Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Centre’s Scientific Committee is a fundamental pillar in the organisation’s structure and helps drive its efforts to strengthen the presence of the Arabic language at local, regional, and international levels,” remarked Dr. bin Tamim.
“The Committee’s efforts over the past two years have facilitated key partnerships, projects and initiatives that have had a notable impact on the local and regional cultural ecosystem. With members including some of the most renowned experts in their respective fields, we are confident that the 2023 Scientific Committee will continue to present innovative ideas and perspectives and drive further success and achievements for the ALC.”
The Sheikh Zayed Chair of Arabic and Islamic Studies and Head of the Arabic and Near-Eastern Languages Department at the American University of Beirut, Prof. Dr. Bilal Orfali, an academic and researcher, Prof. Dr. Khalil Al Sheikh, an academic and translator, and Dr. Abdullah Al Ghathami, a professor of criticism and theory at the Faculty of Arts Department of the Arabic Language, make up the ALC Scientific Committee 2023.
Professors Dr. Vitaly Naumkin, President of the Institute of Oriental Studies at the Russian Academy of Sciences, Professor Dr. Ali Al Kaabi, Vice Dean of the College of Education at the United Arab Emirates University, and Professor Dr. Muhsin al Musawi, Professor of Arabic Literature and Comparative Studies at Columbia University in New York, are also members of the Committee.
The responsibility for providing recommendations and ideas about the strategic plans, programmes, projects, and initiatives overseen, administered, or carried out by the ALC will fall within the purview of the new Scientific Committee. Its duties include assisting in the development of the Centre’s vision and content policies, suggesting experts, specialists, and research institutions with whom to collaborate, making recommendations regarding the subject matter of publications, libraries, technology, activities, and events, and choosing topics and themes for conferences, seminars, and workshops that advance the Centre’s goals.