Through its academic and research activities, the ( ICHRAPS ) strives: to foster communication between Arab intellectuals and specialists in the social sciences and humanities in general; to build synergies between them and their societal and national concerns; to network with Arab and international research Centers and think tanks. These intellectual exchanges and interactions will be channeled through the process of research and critique, as well as the development of epistemological and conceptual tools and knowledge building mechanisms. Moreover, the Counsil seeks to deliberate Arab societal concerns which call for further research, and to influence the public sphere.
The ( ICHRAPS ) While committed to advancing the Arab nation's causes, it does so by means of edification. It is not only based on the premise that progress does not contradict Arab culture and identity, but also on the fact that progress is not possible without the advancement of society and all its constituent groups, while respecting its historical circumstances, culture and
language. Moreover, progress also necessitates the interaction of societies with other cultures.
The ( ICHRAPS )'s paramount concern is the advancement of Arab societies and states, their cooperation with one another and issues concerning the Arab nation in general. To that end, it seeks to examine and diagnose the situation in the Arab world - states and communities- to analyze social, economic and cultural policies and to provide political analysis, from an Arab perspective. It deals with the major challenges faced by the nation: citizenship and identity, fragmentation and unity, sovereignty and dependence, as well as scientific and technological stagnation.
Furthermore, the ( ICHRAPS ) is concerned with studying the Arab world's relations with its immediate surroundings in Asia and Africa, as well as with American, European and Asian policies that have an impact on all its political, economic and media aspects.
The attention paid by the ( ICHRAPS ) to the applied social sciences such as sociology, economics, cultural studies and political science does not constitute an obstacle to theoretical issues and concerns. As such, the Counsil is also concerned with social theories and political thought from an analytical and critical perspective, with particular focus on how such
theories and ideas have directly projected themselves on academic and political discourse which in turn, gives direction to studies and specialties on the Arab world and its immediate environs.
The ( ICHRAPS ) produces research, studies and reports.
It also runs several specialized programs, and holds
conferences, workshops, training sessions, and seminars
which target specialists as well as the general Arab public.
The Counsil publishes in both Arabic and English in order to
make its work accessible to both Arab and non-Arab