Czech Representative, Literature Professor’s Visit Offers International Literature Perspective

Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Henry Giacaman and Director of External Academic Relations Amir Khalil received on October 10, 2016 the head of the Czech Representative Office in Palestine Radek Rubeš and literature professor Martina Moravcová, discussing possible cooperation.

Giacaman said that Birzeit University endeavors to meet emerging challenges in an era of globalization. “As a part of our internationalization strategy, Birzeit University seeks to cooperate with universities all over the world through bilateral agreements, research collaborations, and building networks.”

Khalil described Birzeit University as an active international university engaged in collaborative projects and partnerships with universities all over the world.  “We want to extend our cooperation with the world’s most prominent academic institutions to permit the access, transfer and adaptation of knowledge within and across borders.”

Rubeš, for his part, reaffirmed his country’s mission to promote education and share knowledge and culture around the world. He expressed its eagerness to establish partnerships that promote cross-border cooperation in research, training, and exchange.

After the meeting, Moravcová gave a lecture on the close cooperation of the Capek brothers, two artists, addressing similar issues in their life, work and thought in Czechoslovakia between the two world wars. The lecture offered contributions on the literature of the Czech Republic and was organized by the Representative Office of the Czech Republic in Ramallah, and in cooperation with Birzeit University’s External Academic Relations Office, Palestine and Arabic Studies Program ( PAS) and the Department of English Language and Literature.