Ajman International Book Fair

  • 15 January 2013

The Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) participated at the 3rd Ajman International Book Fair, held under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman. The Book Fair, organized annually by the Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi Foundation for Human Development, opened on January 15 and lasted till January 24.

The ECSSR showcased a select range of its Arabic and English publications. These included both original and translated books written by internationally reputed scholars and experts in the fields of energy, international relations, security, and education. Among the ECSSR’s recent releases in Arabic and English is Essentials of School Education in the United Arab Emirates, which seeks to examine those factors currently affecting the UAE educational process in order to achieve national goals in pedagogical development. Emphasizing the need to keep pace with international advancement, this volume of expert opinion offers ideas and solutions to current obstacles identified in the school education system in order to allow the UAE to capitalize on its large youth demographic. Another ECSSR publication showcased was Global Strategic Developments: A Futuristic Vision, which explores a variety of topics including: the future of the global system and its international powers and organizations; military developments and strategic alliances; future threats to national security; potential developments in the international economy; the effects of the financial and economic crisis; and the future of the global monetary system.

Other ECSSR publications included a range of scholarly, refereed studies in Arabic and English analyzing various strategic, political, economic, and social issues relevant to the United Arab Emirates and the GCC, as well as the broader Arab world and beyond. These publications attract widespread interest from readers, intellectuals and professional researchers worldwide and command a large domestic, pan-Arab and global readership.

The ECSSR’s participation at the Ajman International Book Fair stems from the Center’s interest in contributing to the success of this cultural event. It also provides the Center with an opportunity to engage with intellectuals, researchers and readers who attend the event.