The Arab Council for the Social Sciences’ (ACSS) Annual Lecture seeks to honour prominent social scientists from the Arab Region to shed light on outstanding legacies from the past and inspire a new generation of social science researchers. On 28 November 2019, the ACSS inaugurated the Fatema Mernissi Lecture series on Beirut to coincide with the anniversary of the passing away of the late Moroccan writer and sociologist. The event included speeches by:
- ACSS’s Director General Seteny Shami
- Asmae Benadada, Professor of Sociology at the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, Fez
- Driss Ksikes, founder and coordinator of the Fatema Mernissi Chair at the Mohammed V University and Institut des Hautes Etutdes de Management (HEM) in Rabat; and
- Deema Kaedbey, coordinator of the ACSS working group Critiques of Power.
For the press release and a biography of Fatema Mernissi: http://www.theacss.org/pages/fora-and-debates/1037/press-release_the-acss-honors-moroccan-sociologist-and-feminist-fatima-mernissi