Emirates News Agency – UAE University participates in “Aqdar World Summit” at “Expo 2020”

DUBAI, 28th October / WAM / The UAE University is participating in the activities of the fourth edition of the “Aqdar World Summit”, which will be held from 24-30 October under the slogan “Positive Global Citizenship – Enabling Sustainable Investment Opportunities” in conjunction with the global event Expo 2020 Dubai.

The university’s participation in the summit comes in the context of promoting positive citizenship and human brotherhood, and presenting models, research and scientific studies on the concept of global positive citizenship in addressing crises and disasters (the Corona pandemic as a model), and the role of positive citizenship in humanitarian work, and cognitive and digital empowerment and its role in promoting Positive global citizenship, in addition to the role of national and global private companies in promoting sustainable investment opportunities, the role of national and international institutions in promoting the concept of positive citizenship, and the structure of modern science and its implications for global positive citizenship concepts. During the summit, the Emirates included a number of research and scientific projects for faculty members and students, the efforts of the university and its role in how to overcome the “Corona” pandemic and the precautionary measures that were taken. Dr. Othman Rantoi Boateng, associate professor of political science and international relations at the Department of Government and Society at the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, explained that participation in the global event aims to review a number of research and studies related to the axis of diplomacy and soft power, where he presented a scientific research entitled ” The emergence of the United Arab Emirates as a global soft power: current strategies and future challenges, in which he reviewed the term and definition of soft power and its constituent elements, and how to activate soft power, using scientific indicators and measures of soft power associated with the project, civilization, digitization and government, and global participation To measure the capabilities of soft power, so that the United Arab Emirates would be the model for this study. For his part, the student and researcher Mohammed Al-Nuaimi from the Department of Government and Society, in an introductory presentation entitled “Emirati humanity in the era of COVID-19,” reviewed the UAE’s humanitarian role in dealing with With the “Corona” pandemic at the global level, while the student Shamma Al-Mansoori from the Department of Sociology participated in a survey entitled “The value of the elderly in the eyes of young people.” The father of Emiratis”, which aimed to know the social changes that occur to the elderly from the point of view of the Emirati youth. The results of the study also revealed some indicators related to this effect in terms of location (city or village) and the level of per capita income, as they showed that the extended family receives more attention and care for the elderly than the other group, from which we conclude that the youth of the UAE have a greater interest in maintaining Inherited values, customs and traditions to enhance positive citizenship. For her part, Dr. Tatiana Karabchuk, Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Society, explained that “there are many researches, studies and models that promote the values ​​of tolerance and positive cooperation within the themes of the summit that will be reviewed by students and faculty members participating in this summit, where the student Latifa participates. Al-Kaabi from the Department of Sociology in the “International Positivity and Citizenship” axis.

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