By Loubna Flah
By Loubna Flah
Morocco World News
Casablanca, April 13, 2012
The British Council in partnership with Cambridge University, The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Centre of Islamic Studies, University Hassan II, University Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah, University Mohamed V and Morocco British Society organises the “Symposium Cambridge in Morocco “Perspectives on Islamic and North African Studies’ “from 16 to 20 April respectively in three major cities in Morocco, namely Fez, Rabat and Casablanca.
The event will be hosted in prominent academic institutes in three Moroccan cities, where the British and Moroccan scholars will give presentations on their own research and bring together an intellectual community of scholars with cognates interests at the Universities of Cambridge, Mohammed V in Rabat, Hassan II in Casablanca, and Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah in Fez.
This intellectual congregation is expected to address an array of topics related to looking the geopolitics of Morocco taking into account its connections to the Mediterranean as well as its proximity to other parts of the Arab world (history of the Mediterranean, the Arab intellectual, social transformations, conflict management, EU policy in the region, relations with the Gulf Cooperation Council).
The British Council aims at laying the groundwork for research opportunities for the Moroccan university sector, partly by fostering institutional connections between Moroccan and UK universities; and “Cambridge in Morocco” will, we hope, contribute to this effort.
There will be a workshop on Humanities and Social Science research which will discuss the challenges of developing an infrastructure for university research in the respective countries.
- 16 April at 14.30 at the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy. Fez
- 17 April at 18.30 at the National Library, Rabat
- 18 April at 15.30 at the Faculty of Letters and Human Sciences, Rabat
- 19 April at 18.30 at the library Great Mosque Hassan II, Casablanca
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