About Us

Democratic Republic Studies Center: Licensed center  in France: W751223587.
The Date of publication of the official announcement of the official magazine Assembly JOAFE le 22/03/2013
Public Relations Committee: cerd.paris@gmail.com

 Members of the Center

           Dr. Youssef SALAMA

(( Dr. SALAMA is a philosopher, he is the Head and  the Academic Director of DRSC.

Now, he is the Head of department of philosophy in the Arab Academy in Denmark, and the vice-president of the Arab Community of Philosophy.

Dr. SALAMA is well-known in Damascus University where he was working for his several books on Philosophy.))

Dr. SALAMA is the Head and the Academic Director of the Democratic Republic Studies Center.

Dr. SALAMA is now the Head of department of philosophy in the University of The Arab Academy in Denmark, and he is also the vice–president of The Arab Community of Philosophy.

He was a professor in Damascus University and in The French Institute for Oriental Studies.

He is the author of several books on philosophy and cultural criticism such as: Hegel, Marcuse and the Negation in Philosophy, Husserl and the Phenomenology, and Islam and Utopia.

Dr. Ahmad BARQAWI

((Dr. BARQAWI is a philosopher, and the Head of DRSC Broad of Trustees.

He is the author of several books, and known for his interest in Arabic Enlightenment and Renaissance.))

Dr. BARQAWI is the Head of DRSC Board of Trustees. He is also a trainer professor at Orient Research Center in Dubai.

He is a philosopher, and the author of several books about Arab modern thoughts, Islamic philosophy and existentialism. For two decades, he has been working on his own philosophical project by establishing what he calls “the Philosophy of Self”.

Dr. BARQAWI was the Head of department of philosophy in Damascus University.

Dr. Aref Dalila

A member of the board of trustees:

(Aref Dalila is an economist and former dean of the Faculty of Economics in Damascus University. He was sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment in 2002, and released by a presidential pardon in 2008).

Aref Dalila is an economist and former dean of the Faculty of Economics in Damascus University. He was sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment in 2002, and released by presidential pardon in 2008.

Dr. Dalila is currently working as a senior Economic researcher at Orient Research Center in the UAE.

He is the author of many studies and books in economics and politics, as his book, The Theory of the Value, in addition to many lectures he has given in Syria and other countries.

Hafez Al – Assad banned him from teaching in 1998 because of his claims of liberties in the public field.

        Mr. Yousif FAKER AL DEEN

((Mr. FAHER AL DEEN is a researcher and the general director at DRSC.

He is interested in the political analysis and the democratic participation in the Middle East. He was a former Head of the website of “Ajras Al Awda” for democratic republic Palestine. He also writes in many magazines and newspapers.))

Mr. FAKER AL DEEN is a researcher and the general director at DRSC

He wrote many political analysis articles in several Arabic magazines. He was the correspondent of the Palestinian issues in al- Addab Magazine.

He edited and reviewed the book, The Strategy of Dictatorship Authority through Facing the Syrian Revolution. He is the author of a book, The Palestinian Refugees amidst the Syrian Tribulation.

 

  Mr. Anwar al- BUNNI

((Mr. al – BUNNI is a Syrian human rights lawyer, and the founder and Head of the Legal Research and Studies Center.

He is also the manager of the public relations of DRSC))

Mr. al – BUNNI is the manager of public relations in DRSC.

He is a human rights lawyer, and the founder and Head of the Legal Research and Studies Center.

He has achieved a lot of research and legal activities in the field of human rights.

In May – 2006 he was attained before the Syrian security forces after signing the Beirut – Damascus Declaration calling for democratic reforms. A year later he was given a five – year sentence.

He was awarded The Front Line Award for Human Rights Defenders at Risk in 2008, and the Human Rights Award by the German Association of Judges in 2009.

Dr. Rateb SHABO

((Dr. SHABO is a writer and researcher. Interested in the political and social studies of Islamic and Arabic fields))

Dr. SHABO is a researcher at “The Democratic Republic Studies Center”.

He has published research and papers in the center. He is the author of two books: What is beyond These Walls? , a novel; and The World of the First Islamic Religion”, a long study of the period of Prophet Mohammad.

He spent 16 years as a political prisoner in Al- Assad regime prisons.

 Ms. Khawla DUNIA: The Chief of Social Research Department:

(Khawla DUNIA is a researcher and humanitarian aid and relief organizer from Damascus, Syria. She has received the Human Rights and Humanitarian Work Award from Lew Kopelew Organization in Germany) 

Khawla DUNIA is a researcher and humanitarian aid and relief organizer from Damascu, Syria. She has received the Human Rights and Humanitarian Work Award from Lew Kopelew Organization in Germany. Between 2000 and 2002, she was a member of the Committee of Defending Human Rights- Amaraji Magazine 2000 – 2002. She has published several studies, including “Syrian Women between Reality and Ambition, Report on the Damascus Declaration Detainees” (2008), and reports on the elections and other political issues in Syria. In 2009, she wrote a report about the detainees of Damascus Spring. She is also the President of the Board of Directors of The Syrian Humanitarian Relief and Development Institute “Najda Now” in Syria: a relief organization that provides shelter and humanitarian aid to displaced people in the Syrian civil war. Dunia has spoken about women’s goals in the Syrian revolution, and how it is “a revolution against all taboos”. She has also spoken about the changing nature of the conflict in Syria, and how women have been marginalized as the conflict has changed from civic, peaceful protests to militarized conflict. In her words, “women are like spices for men in the political opposition. They use us to add some flavor, but we do not affect the main ingredients. I refuse to take part in this cooking as long as I am not considered an active participant.

Mr. Tarek Azizah

The coordinator of both the statistic and political analyses departments:

Mr. Azizah is a Syrian researcher and a writer, who focuses on the Islamic Movement. He is a lawyer. He worked as a lecturer in Modern History at the at Institut français du Proche-Orient (IFPO) or The French Institute of the Near East in Beirut. He has published dozens of studies and articles in Arabic journals, newspapers and websites; some were translated into English. Some of his publications are Al-Nusra Front: the Branch of Al-Qaeda in the Levant – the Syrian Version, 2013; and Secularism, 2014.

Mr. Humam al – KHATEAB

Mr. al – KJATEAB is a researcher at the center. His research focuses on the social issues.

Mr. al – KHATEAB wrote and contributed to a lot of research that was published in the center.

Mr. Garib MIRZA

Mr. MIRZA is a researcher in the center.

He has worked as a writer in Sadaalsham newspaper, and he is a trainer and a programmer in Radio Alwan.

Mr. MIRZA is interested in Discourse Analysis and knowledge management.