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Arabic Language and the Nation's Identity10/15/2012

Due to the role played by the Arabic language in preserving the nation's identity and its culture; the Arabic Language and Literature Department at the University of Jordan, which is considered as the primary division in the university, will mark the golden anniversary of UJ through holding an international conference regarding the Arabic language and the nation's identity. Arabic language intellectuals will participate in this conference that is supervised by the Arabic Language and Literature Department at the University of Jordan.
 
This language, which dates back to six centuries, is the oldest language in the world, the language of the Holy Qur'an and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the symbol of identity and Islamic heritage, the bridge of communication, creativity and innovation.

This division has witnessed the graduation of many qualified and professional students in the Arabic language who participate in improving our beloved Jordan and other countries around the world.
 
A controversial discussion is being made concerning the condition of the nation with its crises and challenges, and most significantly the cultural and national identity as well as language. Therefore, it is very important to address these challenges, that impact negatively on the Arabic language and its enlightened role, through many international scientific conferences in which these challenges will be discussed.
 
The Conference Objectives:
 
• Discussing the challenges opposing the Arabic language.
• Determining the associated relationship between language and identity.
• Discussing strategies to strengthen and nurture Arabic language in Arab societies.
• Exchanging experiences advancing the field of the Arabic language.
• Benefiting from modern culture methods to enhance the Arabic language.
• The relationship between the Arabic language and modern media.
• Fighting the habit of mixing two languages- bilingualism.
• Discussing the relationship linking the Arabic language with culture and education.
• Reinforce the relationship between Arabic departments in Arab and international universities.
 
The conference axes:
 
* Language and identity: concepts, components and challenges

- The perception of language and identity as well as disputes resulting from these perceptions.
- Language, identity and globalization.
- Arabic language and the cultural identity.
- Difficulties of the Arabic language in the era of globalization, and methods of confronting them.
 - The importance of language in communication and exchange amongst civilizations.
- The risk of a linguistic gap as a result of the globalization era.
- The effect of media and communication networks on the Arabic language.
- The display of Arab crisis in modern media.
 
* The role of language in intellectual formation and composition:

-The conversion of higher education into Arabic between rejection and acceptance.
- Arabic language and intellectual rearing.
- Arabic language and development.
- Arabic Language, identity, and expression of interaction.
 - Language and identity from educational / philosophical / social and informational perspectives.
 - Arabic language in the contemporary literary.
 
Preparatory Committee:

Dr. Mohammad Qudah (The Head of Arabic Language and Literature Department / The
 Chairman of the Preparatory Committee)
Prof. Ibrahim Alsafien.
Prof. Nihad Al-Musa
Prof. Shukri AL Madi
Prof. Abdul Jalil Abdul-Mahdi
Dr. Mahmoud Al-Hadid
Dr. Ibrahim M. Khalil
Dr. Fawz Suheal Nazzal
Dr. Imtenan O. Smadi
Dr. Amenah Al-Badawi
Dr. Lina Awad
Dr. Balqees Al-karaki
 

  
Muslim Family in Light of Contemporary Changes4/9/2013
The University of Jordan represented by the Institute for Study of Islam in the contemporary world and Social Work Institute in cooperation with the International Institute of Islamic Thought will Organize an international conference entitled “Muslim family in light of contemporary changes” on 9 to 11 April, 2013.
  
Trade Policies and Sustainable Development in Arab Countries9/26/2012
Many Arab countries have joined the WTO and significantly reduced their tariffs, opened their economies and followed an outward looking strategy of development.
They hoped that such strategy will transform their economies into industrialized miracle similar to those of East Asian Tigers. However, only modest real growth has been achieved and at the same time economic and social equality deteriorated and unemployment and poverty spread in many countries. The ongoing international financial crises in the era of intense degree of globalization have contributed to further deterioration of economic performance of most countries in the region. This unsatisfactory economic performance combined with other political factors related to lack of democracy has led to social unrest and even revolutions in many Arab countries in what become known as the “Arab Spring”. Most countries of the region especially non-oil producing countries get frustrated with current economic policy course which emphasize efficiency and growth at the expense of equality and employment. It is now widely believed that such policy course is at least partially responsible for the ongoing economic and political instability in the region.
Similarly, many rich nations have had favorable experiences with trade liberalization and FDI’s flows. But despite the growth of international trade and capital flows, many of these countries especially some members of EC is now suffering from a severe debt crises. On the other hand, disparities in development among and within countries have been sharpened during the last three decades. As the global economy expands, all nations large and small are increasingly being affected by the effects of globalization. In light of these developments, the objective of this conference is to provide a forum for academics and practitioners from all corners of the globe to critically address issues related to the current international trade and payments systems and the trade policy options open to developing countries in the era of globalization with the aim of coming up with suggestions which will lead to policy recommendations that can help to improve the economic performance of developing countries.
The conference will provide you with an opportunity to get acquainted with the latest thinking on contemporary economic issues such as international trade policies, investment, aid, regional integration versus WTO system, trade competitiveness, development and poverty.
As such, this conference invites theoretical and empirical research papers, and/or country context case studies, thus enabling both academics and practitioners to understand the effects of globalization on the socio-cultural, economic and technological dimensions of developing countries development policies. Delegates are invited to present completed research projects or work in progress. Submissions and presentations must address both the theoretical and practical implications of the findings.
Parallel to the track of paper presentations and the resulting constructive feedbacks, delegates will also be provided with an optional opportunity to explore the most beautiful place on the earth Petra city of Jordan which is one of the world seven wonders.
  
Recent Trends and advances in Pharmacy10/9/2012
The theme of this Conference is “Recent Trends and advances in Pharmacy”.  The program of the conference will include plenary lectures and keynote addresses that will be delivered by prominent scholars from USA, Europe and the Arab World.
 
This year, we have been working tirelessly to ensure that the program is advanced, practical and comprehensive so that each participant can gain new ideas as well as share their own experiences on all main disciplines of Pharmacy.
 
We encourage you to attend the conference to exchange information and share your views with fellow colleagues. Over dinner, lunch and coffee breaks you can catch up with those pals only seen once a year. At the same time, the academic exchange is also very important. We would like to invite you to submit abstracts for oral or poster presentations. The recent interesting works of yours could be shared with other colleagues at the conference.
 
In order to make this conference to be a successful one, we need your support and active participation. We look forward to seeing you in our beautiful city, Amman.
  
The Fourth Conference of Research Thesis and Dissertation10/10/2012
The Faculty of Graduate Studies and the Deanship of Scientific Research will hold the Fourth Conference on Research theses and dissertation during the period 10-11/10/2012 at the King Abdullah II School for Information Technology Auditorium.
The University seeks to advance scientific research through multiple means, perhaps most important to encourage graduate students to publish research and studies which they conduct in scientific journals, which would contribute to raising their scientific and cognitive level.
In furtherance of this trend, and the embodiment of the mission, the University of Jordan considered to hold an annual conference for research theses, and is making every possible effort to provide academic environment and social support for creativity, excellence and innovation in the field of scientific research, which is located at the top of priorities of the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University.
 
The conference aims to achieve the following goals:

1. Promote acquaintance and closer communication between researchers.
2. Identify research issues and concerns common to researchers in various countries.
3. Directing research conducted by graduate students to serve the developmental issues.
4.  Provide an opportunity for researchers to collaborate through joint research, addressing the concerns and challenges facing them.
5. Contribute to the refinement of the graduate students' independent personality, by broadcasting the spirit of research work in them and train them to conduct scientific research and display their results at conferences.
6. Work on the consolidation of the institutional linkage and strengthen the partnership between public and private sectors on the one hand and between institutions of higher education on the other hand, through consulting and applied scientific research.
7. Consolidation of scientific research as a community priority and the raise its level, especially applied research.
8. The documentation of scientific, cultural, artistic and technical cooperation in the fields of higher education and scientific research with various countries and institutions.
  
3rd seminar of the Nordic-Arab Network of Research on Women’s Empowerment, Gender and Politics (WEP)11/26/2012
Nordic-Arab Network of Research on Women’s Empowerment, Gender and Politics (WEP) holds its 3rd seminar, entitled:
WOMEN MAKING CHANGE
During the period on 26 - 27 November, 2012, at the Women Studies Center at the University of Jordan, Amman.