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Dialogues on Social Innovation (DSI)

The Dialogues on Social Innovation (DSI) aim to provide a platform to debate the importance of different scientific disciplines and institutions in shaping our understanding of the world. In particular, we aim to highlight the contributions of the Humanities and Social Sciences to assess and reflect processes of social innovation.  Each talk will be animated by contributions from two scholars and will leave sufficient time for debate. Scholars from Egypt and Germany will present new developments in specific disciplines and institutions. DSI are jointly organised by the Cairo offices of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), Freie Universität Berlin, and the Orient-Institute Beirut (OIB). DSI are open to students, researchers, and the wider public. Light refreshments are served after the talks to continue the debate in a more convivial setting.

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Tuesday, 10 November 2015

With Dr. Daniele Cantini (University Halle, Germany) and Prof. Dr. Amal Hamada (Cairo University). The debate was chaired by Dr. Florian Kohstall, Head of Freie Universität Berlin Cairo Office. More information ->

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Sunday, 6 December 2015

With Prof. Mahmoud Sakr (Academy of Scientific Research and Technology) and Prof. Dr. Stefan Leder (Orient-Institut Beirut). The debate was chaired by Dr. Jan Claudius Völkel, DAAD long-term lecturer at Cairo University. More information ->


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Tuesday, 23 February 2016

With Dr. Markus Steinmayr (Duisburg Essen University) and Prof. Dr. Abdel Meguid Kassem (Cairo University). The discussion was chaired by Dr. Rasha Sharaf (Helwan University). More information ->

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Monday, 11 April 2016

Prof. Christian Welzel (Leuphana University of Lüneburg) and Prof. Magued Osman (Cairo University). The dialogue was moderated by Dr. Jan Claudius Völkel, DAAD long-term lecturer at Cairo. More information ->

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