“Whither the Arabic World? Revisiting Democratic Transition Theory” is a conference jointly organized by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS) and Sciences Po at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) from the 5th – 7th of November 2014. The conference, chaired by the Dean of the PSIA Professor Ghassan Salame, will be attended by Dar al-Athar al-Islamiyyah’s Director General Sheikha Hussa Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah as her last attendance as a Board Member at KFAS. She will be joined by over thirty distinguished professors and leading experts to discuss economic and political changes during transitions from a multidisciplinary perspective, with a special focus on the Arab World.

After her trip to Paris, Sheikha Hussa will fly to Florence, Italy and attend the 18th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium of International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) “Heritage and Landscape as Human Values” from the 9 – 14th November.  ICOMOS is a non-governmental, non-profit international organization, committed to the conservation and protection of the world’s cultural heritage. The themes of this year’s symposium are sharing and experiencing the identity of communities through tourism and interpretation, landscape as a cultural habitat, sustainability through traditional knowledge, community driven conservation and local empowerment, and emerging tools for conservation practice.