Planning Workshop, Beirut

Arab Council for the Social Sciences

On December 6–7, a planning workshop of the Transregional Collaboratory on the Indian Ocean took place in Beirut, Lebanon, hosted by our partners at the Arab Council for the Social Sciences. The workshop brought together eight regional experts representing institutions across Africa, Asia, the US, and the UK, and the disciplines of history, economics, anthropology, sociology, geography, and political science. Discussions were further informed by generous written contributions from scholars who could not be in attendance. Over the course of the two-day meeting, the group reflected on the potential of the Collaboratory to catalyze innovative social research in the region …