Liberty and Human Rights Conference



Call for Papers

Liberty and Human Rights

Venue: Faculty of Arts Cairo University

Date: 8th to 10th April 2017

  The Faculty of Arts, Cairo University will host the third biannual international conference on “Liberty and Human Rights” in April 2017. Plenary lectures, presentations and papers will be held on campus in the Faculty of Arts Conference Hall.

    We welcome proposals for papers (20 minutes long followed by a ten minute discussion) and coordinated panels (comprising either 3 or 4 papers) by academic staff, graduate students, or others interested in the topics suggested below. We are keen to encourage papers from a broad range of perspectives.

Suggested topics:

• Local, regional and international experiences.

• The rights of women and children.

• Freedom of knowledge and the right to access information.

• Intellectual property and the exchange of information

• Security, liberty and human rights.

• Revolutions, liberty and human rights.

• Culture, liberty and human rights.

• Literature and art and liberty and human rights.

• The media, liberty and human rights.

• Sociolinguistics and liberty and human rights.

• Information, knowledge and privacy.

• Cultural differences and coexistence.

• Liberty and the law.

• Citizenship and human development.

• The rights of minorities and the marginalized.

• Human rights in international law.

• Human rights and the international community

• The role of human rights organizations in defending liberty.

• The role of the university in spreading awareness in society.

Please send your title and abstract in both English and Arabic (no more than 250 words each), and short c.v. no later than 15 December 2016, to:

NB. The languages of the conference are Arabic and/or English.

  • Please indicate which language you will use.

  • Registration Fee: $300.

General editorial principles:

To be considered for publication, all submissions must be typewritten, with text, block quotations, list of works cited, and notes double-spaced and in the same size of font. There should be ample margins, and pages should be numbered. 

The Organizing Committee

Symposium Chair: Professor Moataz Abdallah, Dean of the Faculty of Arts

Professors Ahmed Morsi,  Loubna A. Youssef,  Ali Abdel Tawab, Adel El Nahas,
Gharraa Mehanna, Ahmed Magdy Hegazi, Abdel-Razek Eid, and Khaled Tawfik

Application Form




Title of Paper:

Language of the presentation:

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