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First Liberal Arts Education Conference 2023

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The ​First Liberal Arts Education Conference (LAEC)


Liberal Arts in the MENA Region: Opportunities and Challenges 

العلوم الحرة في الشرق الأوسط وشمال افريقيا: فرص و تحديات  

May 1st, ​2023​

Effat University, Jeddah, KSA


Liberal Arts education has been an essential element of the academic experience offered at some of the most renowned Western educational intuitions in the world. It has currently gained a significant amount of recognition and acceptance in other parts of the world, including in our immediate context of the MENA region.

The General Education Department at Effat University is seeking to organize an international conference on  “Liberal Arts in the MENA Region: Opportunities and Challenges" not only to share the Effat model of LAE with all local, regional and global educational institutions, but also to exchange ideas and expertise in this domain so as to initiate a proper discourse on LAE in Saudi Arabia and the MENA region at large. The suggested conference theme indicates that the event provides opportunities for everyone to come forward and share knowledge, opinions and expertise and acknowledge LAE as a provider of broad and varied knowledge and a promoter of critical and innovative thinking. Additionally, it constitutes the foundation upon which other majors are built and a potential solution to current and future challenges. ​​