Carthage Seminars 2022 – The Challenge of Social Change in Arab Countries
Beit al-Hikma (Carthage, Tunis)

The 2022 Summer School “The Challenge of Social Change in Arab Countries” is organized by Reset DOC in collaboration with the Beit al Hikma and with the support of the Fondation Maison des sciences de l’homme, the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.

Through its lectures, workshops, and the Seminars, the Summer School will aim to address the challenges to social change in the MENA region in a post-revolutionary context facing rising external pressures such as the Covid-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and Climate Change. How will region implement meaningful social reforms and to what extent do these external factors constitute an existential risk to governments in the region.


Structure: The Summer School is structured in lectures and workshops. All enrolled students are going to be assigned to one of three workshops. In the workshops, students discuss and elaborate on one specific issue of the overall topic and prepare a short presentation on the last day of the Summer School.

Working languages for the Seminars and Summer School will be English and Arabic. Simultaneous translation will be provided.


Evaluation: Presentation during the Reset DOC Seminars and attendance (40%); final paper to be submitted three weeks after the end of the summer school (60%).


Application requirements: The Summer School is open to students or young scholars in the field of humanities, social and political science, or law from any background. A good working knowledge of English or Arabic is required.

To apply, please e-mail the following to

  1. A short cover letter explaining your interest in the summer school (max 300 words).
  2. Your curriculum vitae.
  3. A personal ID (Passport or National Identity Document).
  4. References are welcome but not indispensable.

The deadline for applications is May 31, 2022.

NB: In order to receive the certificate of attendance of the Summer School, attendance to all lectures, workshops and conference speeches is mandatory.


Grants for the Summer School:

Budget is limited. Small grants are addressed to students/scholars depending on their cv, cover letter, and travel distance from Carthage.

In order to receive the grant, attendance to all lessons and workshops of the Summer School, and attendance for the whole duration of the Seminar is mandatory.



The GRANT will be delivered in cash on Friday the 8th of July. 


There is no cost to attend the Carthage Summer SchoolAll lunch meals are included during the week of the Summer School. 



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