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Sunday, December 3, 2023 7:29 PM Doha Time

TAMU-Q hosts Liberal Arts International Conference
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TAMU-Q hosts Liberal Arts International Conference

TEXAS A&M at Qatar (Tamuq) is currently hosting its third annual Liberal Arts International Conference at Hamad Bin Khalifa Student Center at Education City. 
The three-day meet, which will conclude on Tuesday, is being organised by the university's Liberal Arts Program in collaboration with The Initiative in Professional Ethics (TIPE), an umbrella organisation for all ethics-related activities at Tamuq. The branch campus and Qatar National Research Fund are conference co-sponsors and Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBKU) is the co-host.
"Texas A&M is recognised globally as a leader in engineering education and research," said Dr Mark H. Weichold, dean and CEO at Tamuq."Part of its success rests on its multidisciplinary approach, which includes a strong commitment to the social sciences, arts and humanities. Our Qatar campus is no exception. Our substantial social sciences, arts and humanities faculty include internationally recognised leaders in their fields, and all of our students take a variety of these courses to complement their engineering courses."
Dr Troy Bickham, liberal arts programme chair and professor of history at Tamuq, said,"The conference is a unique opportunity within Qatar for scholars across the country in the social sciences, arts and humanities to engage with each other and colleagues around the globe."
The theme of this year's conference is Looking Forward, Looking Back: Transnational Perspectives on Globalization'. The event will explore the impacts of globalisation from a variety of disciplinary lenses. More than 70 participants representing more than 20 countries and nationalities are attending the meet.
Dr Leslie Seawright, conference co-organiser and assistant professor at liberal arts at the branch campus, said,"This year, we are welcoming conference participants who represent prestigious universities in the world such as Oxford University in the UK and Harvard University in the US."
Opening day keynote speaker was Dr David Jolliffe, professor and Brown Chair of English Literacy from the University of Arkansas, USA. His address, کGlobal Corporate Decisions, Local Impacts and the Need for Economic Literacy', launched the conference. 
The second day featured a keynote speech by Dr Michael Reksulak, director, social sciences, arts and humanities at Qatar National Research Fund. 
Keynote speaker on the conference's final day is Dr Tim Winter, professor and Research Chair of Cultural Heritage from Deakin University, Australia, who will give the talk, Thermal Modernities and the Entangled Future of Air'.
Dr Nancy Small, instructional associate professor of liberal arts at Tamuq, said,"Anchored by keynotes from well-known speakers in a variety of disciplines, the Liberal Arts International Conference will feature sessions that approach globalisation and its implications from an interesting and compelling array of perspectives."

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