In partnership with the Collège de France, the Agence France-Presse (AFP), the Inrockuptibles, Libération and France Médias Monde, the Arab World Institute (Institut du Monde Arabe) is launching a new event at which current affairs will be discussed: Debates on Current Affairs in the Arab World.
Linked to the flow of information, the Debates on Current Affairs in the Arab World will provide everyone with an opportunity to analyse, discuss, and reflect on the latest events in the Arab world. Chosen several days before the debate, the topic, issue, or event will on every occasion be drawn from recent events in the region in order to provide an accurate and pertinent overview of current affairs.
To discuss these current affairs by analysing and studying them in detail, three participants will be chosen from a panel of twelve figures, complemented by external invitees, who will all be from a milieu associated with the topic under discussion and from the world of the media, university research, or civil society.
Each month, the debate will be moderated by a specialist on current affairs and their treatment: Anthony Bellanger from France Inter, Alain Frachon from Le Monde, or an AFP journalist.
At the beginning of the discussion, to introduce members of the public to the topic of the day and immerse them in its reality, the AFP will present a series of photos from its iconographic collection, relating to the chosen topic.
Each Debate on Current Affairs in the Arab World will be available for members of the public to listen to free of charge on the Internet sites of the Collège de France, France Culture, the AFP, and the Arab World Institute.
22 February, 29 March, 26 April, 31 May, 28 June, 27 September, 25 October, 29 November, and 20 December 2017.