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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Funded Liberal Arts International Conference "Local Dreams, Global Visions: Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives" February 4-6, 2018, Texas A&M University, QATAR

The Liberal Arts Program at Texas A&M University at Qatar is pleased to announce the Call for Papers for its Sixth Annual Liberal Arts International Conference (LAIC)

The sixth annual Liberal Arts International Conference investigates the relationship between local entities and the wider global community. 

In our definition, “local entities” include countries, nations, communities, tribes, interest groups, collectives, corporations, NGO’s, as well as local and regional-based associations and networks. Although globalization is the most powerful force at work in the modern age, can local entities play a creative part in the future of our planet? How do they respond to present-day problems such as economic inequality, mass migration, refugees, human trafficking, war and conflict, climate change, pollution and other environmental problems, healthcare, disaster management, culture change, the loss of local identity, indigenous and minority rights, and other challenges? What role do the liberal arts have in identifying issues and formulating answers? How can the global community benefit from local initiatives and ideas?

Since 2013, Texas A&M University at Qatar’s annual Liberal Arts International Conference has attracted more than 300 scholars from 80 different academic institutions in 45 countries and 6 continents, to share their findings with fellow researchers from all the disciplines within the liberal arts.

We welcome submissions from all disciplines in the liberal arts, including politics, linguistics, anthropology, history, philosophy, ethics, rhetoric and language studies, religion, law, and cultural studies, among others.

The conference committee will make an effort to provide travel and accommodation funds for international participants who require funding.

The deadline for submission of panel proposals or individual papers is September 30, 2017.

Please refer to for detailed information about the online submission process or go directly to the submission page at Liberal Arts International Conference 2018 Submission Form.


Mark van de Logt,
Zohreh Eslami, 
Sara Hillman, 
Phillip Gray, and Paul Lee

Contact Info:

Mark van de Logt
Assistant Professor of History
Department of Liberal Arts
329 D Texas A&M Engineering Building
Texas A & M University at Qatar
PO Box 23874 | Education City, Doha, Qatar
tel. +974.4423.0656 | GMT +3

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