Entering the post-decade mark, the Arab Conference at Harvard is at a critical time where it is both continuing its legacy of delivering nuanced and substantive discussion on the Arab World and re-imagining its vision towards the future.For this reason, the theme of our 2017 conference will be Arab Visionaries: Claiming Tomorrow. Our aim with this theme is to combat discriminatory and reductive imagination surrounding the Arab World that diminishes it to a geography of violence and failure.
We believe it is our responsibility to promote a forward-looking view of the region and that it is our imperative to to seek innovative ways to effectively bridge the political, economic, and social gaps that have divided the region for far too long.
The 2017 rendition of the Arab Conference at Harvard will seek to promote unity among Arab and global communities and showcase the inspiring men and women who work towards achieving that end. In doing so, the Arab Conference at Harvard will simultaneously showcase the Arab people’s ingenuity, commitment, and resilience.