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Head of Draya at “Duke University” to talk about Poverty Reduction Policies

Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, USA, hosted  Dr. Salah Hashem, professor of development and planning at Fayoum University and chairman of the” Darya ” forum for studies, to celebrate his ideas and theories in development and social reform, and their implications on poverty reduction policies, especially in developing countries and how to move them to better conditions that ensure a decent life for their people.

During the visit, Hashem conducted three lectures on poverty reduction policies in light of his theory on the reform and development syndrome, focusing on the Egyptian experience . He also led an open discussion on many of his writings on social justice for the poor, justice, the right to development, justice, civil society and the New poor writers, where the audience of academics and researchers from various nationalities praised the intellectual models put forward by Hashem in his writings, stressing that they are applicable and able to overcome the crises faced by developing countries.

The head of the “Draya” Forum also was as a guest of honor at the international conference organized by Duke University on governance and the democratic experience in West African countries, and attended a meeting with the Office of Global Education to discuss the academic program on the Arab world at the university

Under the auspices of the Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (AMES) and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Duke University, and in the presence of a large number of researchers and academics, Hashem reviewed during a workshop held on Thursday, April 18, his theory about the “acrobatic citizen”, his vision related to the reform and development syndrome, as well as the policies adopted by the Egyptian state to reduce poverty

His presentation of his ideas and theories aroused the interest of the researchers present, who expressed their desire to continue research and learn more deeply about these theories, which may contribute effectively to reducing poverty and addressing weaknesses and defects in the social protection policies followed in countries around the world. The theory of the “acrobatic citizen,” in particular, witnessed a great debate that showed the diversity of views on it, which indicates its importance and its ability to enrich intellectual dialogue

The researchers stressed that Hashem’s publications contributed to raising awareness of development and social justice issues at the local and global levels, and proved their ability to provoke fruitful discussions, making them a rich source of knowledge and inspiration, especially for researchers interested in the fields of development and social protection, expressing their desire to hold future workshops to discuss more ideas contained in these publications

Salah Hashem has published more than 20 books in Arab and international publishing houses, including: “development and crisis”, “problems in the path of the Justice revolution”, “globalized crime”, “social protection for the poor”, “hungry revolutions”, “justice and the right to development”, and “the new Poor

Duke University celebrates the centennial of its founding in 1924 and has become a comprehensive research university and one of the oldest and largest universities in the United States of America. It is distinguished by its long history and its positive impact on society through its research programs and service initiatives. It is known for its distinguished research achievements and its distinguished graduate students who have contributed significantly to various fields. Among the most prominent graduates of Duke University are: the 37th President of the United States, Richard Nixon, and former CEO of Apple, Tim Cook.

It annually selects a prominent academic and thinker from the Middle East who has intellectual achievements and practical experiences that enrich a field of knowledge and whose ideas are pioneering and contribute to the renaissance and development of societies.

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