Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation and International Understanding
organised yesterday an open seminar at the School of Foreign Languages under the
theme of ‘translation, a global language for mutual understanding/ the role of international
awards in the advancement of translation’.
The seminar addressed issues and problems related to translation
from Arabic to different languages and vice-versa. It also announced the launch of the fifth
edition of 2019 awards, as well as the languages selected for the season. The Award’s
media team explained the vision, philosophy and aims of the award in its fifth
Speakers at the seminar included Dr. Hanan Al Fayyad, Professor at
Qatar University and spokesperson of the Award, Dr. Emtinan Al Samadi, member of
teaching staff at Qatar University and member of Award’s media team, Professor Jihad
Al-Shu'aibi, Professor of Linguistics
and Vice-Dean for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research at the School of Foreign Languages, Dr. Hussein
Al-Duweiri, Associate Professor of Translation at the School of Foreign Languages,
Dr. Areej Allawzi, Assistant Professor of English/Arabic translation at the School
of Foreign Languages, and Dr. Moayad Sharab, Assistant Professor of Linguistics
at the School of Foreign Languages.
It is worthy to note that the Sheikh Hamad Award was initiated in
Qatar in 2015 as a global award, honouring translators and their
role in promoting peace and harmony between different cultures, as well as strengthening
the bonds of friendship and cooperation amongst the nations of the world.