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Within ECSSR's organizational chart, the Community Services Division consists of the following Departments:




Conferences Department

This department:

  1. Draws up plans for organizing the activities of the Center.Organizes conferences, symposia, lectures and workshops, and follows up on all.
  2. Stages of preparation in an appropriate and distinguished way through selecting vital issues as well as outstanding experts and lecturers with the aim of ensuring the success of the event. The unit focuses on political, economic, social and strategic fields that concern the UAE in particular and the Arab Gulf region and the Arab world in general.

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Publications Department

 This department consists of the following:

Publishing Section

  1. Publishes original books Arabic and English that include research papers submitted in conferences, symposia, and seminars the center organizes throughout the year. The department also publishes original books researchers write in collaboration with the department. The researchers may work upon request or research or take the initiative and conduct research in coordination with the department.

  2. Publishes books that provide the Arabic reader with the latest in intellectual thought through the translation of outstanding publications that were in great demand when first published in the original language.

  3. Publishes refereed studies and research papers in the Strategic Studies and Emirates Occasional Papers series covering political, economic, social and strategic fields related specific to the UAE and the Arab Gulf region and dealing with current issues and developments in the regional and international arenas.

  4. Publishes studies and research papers in Arabic on issues relating to international periodicals and outstanding scientific journals. These research studies are published in the International Studies series after obtaining Arabic translation rights.

  5. Publishes the Emirates Lecture series, both in Arabic and English, which comprises lectures ECSSR organized within the framework of its various academic activities conducted during the course of the year. This series aims to make information accessible to readers, promote constructive dialogue and serious research, and broaden horizons for interested readers.

Translation Section

  1. Contributes effectively to translating, editing, proofreading, revising, and preparing various texts for publication.

  2. Participates effectively in assessing texts for publication prepared by other departments; translating, editing, and proofreading them; and then incorporating the final changes before submitting them to the printing press.

  3. Assists in the Centers efforts to recruit highly qualified candidates in the fields of editing, translating, and proofreading.

Distribution & Book Fairs Section

  1. Follows up on and supervises constant communication with interested parties (researchers, academics, readers, subscribers, and research institutions) with the aim of acquainting them with the various activities the center conducts and establishing cooperative ties through inviting them to make a significant contributions to the Center research publications.

  2. Distributes the Centers publications to many readers, libraries and bookshops both within and outside the UAE. It also plans participation in local and international book fairs.

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Media Department

This department consists of the following:

News Monitoring Section

  1. Monitors the daily political, economic, military, and social events and developments that are of particular significance to UAE national security.

  2. Monitors available sources of information and follows television news programs and talk shows related to political, military, and social subjects at the local, regional, and international levels.

Publishing Section

  1. Publishes Akhbar Al-Saah, Aalam Al-Youm, and Afaq Al-Mustaqbal (newsletter and magazine, respectively).

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UAE Federation Library

The UAE Federation library offers services to researchers and decision makers, not only from within the Center but also from outside, through providing them with information covering all fields of general knowledge (Political Science, Economics, history, Strategic Studies, Statistics, Labor and Population, and Military Science). In addition to providing specific information, the library also offers services such as lending, reference services, and selected dissimination of information.