Doha, – The Community College of Qatar (CCQ) will host Wednesday and Thursday its fourth Humanities Conference under the theme of “A Nation in Transition.” The purpose of this year’s conference is to explore and examine the various challenges and successes of transition that peoples and nations have encountered and continue to face through subjects such as education, gender roles, tradition, religion, social media, government, globalization, and economics.

The conference will focus on the ambitious pursuits of Qatar’s 2030 National Vision of human, social, environmental, and economic development. It will also cover other regions that saw transitions such as the Arab Spring and in Post-Communist Europe.

President of Community College of Qatar Ibrahim Saleh Al Nuaimi said that one of the goals of the conference is to highlight the importance of humanities in development. The president of CCQ then reviewed the progress of the conference since it was launched in 2013 and said that there was a vast diversity in its speaker that enriched the event. He noted that the conference was not strictly academic, but focused on having a positive impact on society as well.

On the College, he said that it started out with 300 students and now has 4000. There were a total of 17 academic courses when CCQ started, they are now around 100. Al Nuaimi said he was pleased with the level of education at CCQ, saying it prepared students well to enter the labor market.

Dean of CCQ Dr Abdallah Hazaimeh touched on the topics that will be covered in this year’s conference. They included how Qatar’s 2030 vision will affect transition in the country, an analysis of the Arab Spring, and the effects of social media on transitional societies among many others. (QNA)

Source: Qatar News Agency