Convening 8 July 2019 Casablanca (Morocco) Conference Attendance with Grants
Tolerance in Mediterranean Societies: History, Ideas and Institutions
Fondation du Roi Abdul-Aziz

CASABLANCA CONFERENCE ’19
July 11-13, 2019 | King Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud Foundation for Islamic Studies and Human Sciences. 
Rue du Corail, Ain Diab, Casablanca, Morocco

The Casablanca Conference organized by Reset Dialogues on Civilizations in collaboration with the Fondation du Roi Abdul Aziz is a project on cultural-religious pluralism, education, and political liberties.

The conference focuses on the multiple historical, theological, social, philosophical and legal-constitutional dimensions of the complex and constantly evolving relationships between religion and politics in MENA societies. Special attention is paid to the role played by education – and that of religious education in particular – in the historical evolution of this relationship. Within this thematic framework, the main objective is to trace the diverse historical conditions behind the formation, perpetuation, and transformation of related concepts and ideas


LANGUAGES: English and Arabic, a simultaneous translation from English to Arabic and vice-versa will be provided.

Requirements:

  1. Students, young scholars, researchers, journalists, and media professionals in the field of humanities and social sciences are welcome to attend the Casablanca Conference that will take place in Casablanca from the 11th to the 13th of July 2019.
  2. Have at least a good working knowledge of English and/or Arabic.

HOW TO ENROLL FOR THE CASABLANCA CONFERENCE

It is possible to apply for participating in the CASABLANCA CONFERENCE 2019 (11-13 July) WITH GRANTS or WITHOUT GRANTS.

GRANTS REQUEST – APPLICATIONS OPEN – DEADLINE: May 17, 2019

In order to register to the Conference with grants request, please click here, complete the form and send your application by May 17, 2019. Successful applicants will be contacted no later than May 21, 2019.

Application requirements:

  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. A Letter of Motivation stating why you want to take part in the Conference and why this is relevant to your studies and/or working field. 2,000 characters max.
  3. A personal ID (Passport or National Identity Document).
  4. Reference names are appreciated but not indispensable.

GRANTS for the Conference:

Budget is limited. Small grants are addressed to students/scholars depending on their cv, motivation letter, travel distance from Casablanca, financial status.

In order to receive the GRANT, attendance for the whole duration of the Conference is mandatory.

The GRANT will be delivered in cash on Saturday the 13th of July.

NO GRANTS REQUEST – APPLICATIONS OPEN – DEADLINE: May 17, 2019

Application requirements:

  1. Curriculum Vitae.
  2. A personal ID (Passport or National Identity Document).
  3. Reference names are appreciated but not indispensable.

In order to register to the Conference without grants request, please click here, complete the form and send your application by May 17, 2019. Accepted applicants will be contacted before and no later than May 21, 2019.

VENUE

King Abdul-Aziz Al-Saud Foundation for Islamic Studies and Human Sciences

Rue du Corail, Ain Diab, Casablanca, Morocco

Tel.: 05 22 39 10 27/30 Fax: 05 22 39 10 31

secretariat@fondation.org.mahttp://www.fondation.org.ma


Program

Thursday, July 11

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09:30 – 10.00 am / Registration and welcome coffee

10:00 – 10.30 am / Welcome session

Mohamed Sghir Janjar, Vice Director, King Abdul-Aziz Al Saoud Foundation for Islamic Studies and Human Sciences, Casablanca

Giancarlo Bosetti, Chairman, Reset Dialogues on Civilizations

Jonathan Laurence, Vice President, Reset Dialogues US

 

10.30-11.00 am / Conference Introduction

Mohammed Hashas, FSCIRE Foundation for Religious Studies, and Reset DOC

Fouad Ben Ahmed, Dar el-Hadith el-Hassania Institute for Higher Islamic Studies EDHH, Rabat

 

Session I: Tolerance in Mediterranean religious traditions

11:00-12:00 am/ Panel

Abdulaziz Sachedina (George Mason Univ), Islamic revelation and human diversity

Alberto Melloni (UNESCO Chair in Religious Pluralism and Peace, Bologna Univ), Religious climate change and human dignity

Chair: Jocelyne Cesari (Harvard and Birmingham Univs)

 

12.00-12:15 am Coffee Break

 

12:15-01:15 pm/ Panel

Sari Nusseibeh (Al-Quds Univ), Open and closed systems of knowledge

Massimo Campanini (Ambrosian Academy Milan), Religious tolerance and apologetics in the 5th Century H/11th C. AD

Chair: Nouzha Guessous (Hassan II Univ, Casablanca)

 

01:15-02:15 pm Lunch Break

 

Session II: Tolerance and intolerance in thought and practice

02:15-03:45 pm/ Panel

Asma Afsaruddin (Indiana Univ), Tolerance in Islamic thought and praxis

Aomar Boum (California Univ, UCLA), The Minority question: Historicizing Morocco’s discourse of tolerance

Aziz Mechouat (Hassan II Univ, Casablanca), Moroccan youth attitudes toward groups perceived as religiously different

Chair: Said El Bousklaoui (Zayed & Mohammed I Univs)

 

03:45-04:00 pm/ Coffee Break

 

04:00 – 05:00 pm/ Roundtable:

Inter-and-intrareligious tolerance and the rising populism– Reflections on Papal Document “Human Fraternity for World Peace and Living Together” Abu Dhabi, 2019

Mohamed Sghir Janjar (King Abdulaziz Foundation), Alberto Melloni (Modena-Reggio Emilia Univ, FSCIRE), Khalid Hajji (Mohamed I Univ), Sari Nusseibeh (Al-Quds Univ), Abdulaziz Sachedina (George Mason Univ)

Chair: Asma Afsaruddin (Indiana Univ)

 

 

Friday, July 12

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Session III: Religion, philosophy, and pluralism

10:00-11:00 am/ Panel

Said El Bousklaoui (Zayed Univ & Mohammed I Univ), On the limits of mutual recognition and tolerance between philosophers and theologians (In Arabic)

Karim Barghouti (Birzeit Univ), The Other in Muslim Sufi philosophy (In Arabic)

Chair: Mohammed Hashas (LUISS University of Rome, Reset DOC)

 

11:00-11:15 am Coffee Break

 

11:15 am-12:15 pm/ Panel

Jocelyne Cesari (Harvard and Birmingham Univs), The rise of the nation-state and its impact on religious tolerance in Turkey, Egypt and Syria

Khalid Hajji (Mohammed I Univ), The Mediterranean Sea: A Space of both Detection and Projection.

Chair: Jonathan Laurence (Boston College, and Reset US)

 

12:30-2.10 pm Lunch Break (and Friday Prayers)

 

 

Saturday, July 13

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Session IV: Politics and identity in the Mediterranean

10:00-11:00 am/ Panel

Abdelhai Azarkan (Mohammed V Univ), The role of philosophy’s in making tolerance a value

Abderrazak Belagrouz (Univ of Setif 2), From tolerance to recognition in Mediterranean societies

Chair: Mohamed Sghir Janjar (King Abdul Aziz Foundation)

 

11:00-12:00 am/ Panel

Huseyin Yilmaz (George Mason Univ), Negotiating diversity in Ottoman society

Ahmet Alibašić (Sarajevo Univ), The platform for dialogue of the Islamic community in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Chair: Fouad Ben Ahmed (EDHH)

 

12:00-12:15 pm Coffee Break

 

12:15 – 01:15 pm

Roundtable 2: Book presentation, The Idea of European Islam (Routledge, 2019) by Mohammed Hashas

Discussants: Massimo Campanini, Ahmet Alibasic, Jocelyne Cesari, Jonathan Laurence

Chair: Giancarlo Bosetti (Reset DOC)

Closing remarks 1:15 – 1.30 pm

 

1.30 – 2.30 pm Lunch Break


Advisory Committee

 

Abdou Filali-Ansary (Aga Khan University, London)

Fouad Ben Ahmed (Dar el-Hadith el-Hassania Institute for Higher Islamic Studies, Rabat)

Giancarlo Bosetti (Reset DOC, Milan)

Nouzha Guessous (Hassan II University, Casablanca)

Mohamed Haddad (University of Carthage, Tunis)

Mohammed Hashas (FSCIRE Foundation for Religious Studies, and Reset DOC)

Mohamed-Sghir Janjar (King Abdul-Aziz Al Saoud Foundation for Islamic Studies and Human Sciences, Casablanca)

Jonathan Laurence (Boston College, Reset Dialogues)

 

Academic Coordinator – Conference

Mohammed Hashas (FSCIRE Foundation for Religious Studies, and Reset DOC)

Academic Coordinator – Summer School

Fouad Ben Ahmed (Dar el-Hadith el-Hassania Institute for Higher Islamic Studies, Rabat)

 

Attendance is free and open to the public.

Working languages: English and Arabic.

A simultaneous translation from English to Arabic and vice-versa will be provided.

For information, please contact us at events@resetdoc.org