As part of their extracurricular cultural activities, a group of undergraduate students from the Faculty of Islamic Studies at Hamad Bin Khalifa University (HBUK) paid a visit to Al Jazeera Centre for Studies (AJCS) on Wednesday, 24 January 2018 to get first-hand information on the policies and procedures adopted by the Doha-based think tank.
The student delegation was walked through AJCS premises and briefed on AJCS’s operations and the nature of its work proceedings as the research arm of the Al Jazeera Media network.
During the tour, the students raised questions, mostly about the Gulf Crisis and the role, whether positive or negative, played by the media in political and diplomatic crises. AJSC researchers also answered other questions about the implications of the recent public protests in Iran on the ruling regime.
The students were also introduced to AJCS’s resources, namely the library, which they could benefit from in their research and academic careers. The library is home to more than 3,000 books and publications on political and strategic affairs.
By the end of their visit, the students subscribed to AJCS’s monthly newsletter, Al Marsad, to receive the latest research and updates on the upcoming events from AJCS both in Arabic and English.