Casablanca Seminars | Second edition
International Conference & Summer School
08 – 20 July, 2019
Fondation du Roi Abdul-Aziz
Rue du Corail, Ain Diab – Casablanca, Morocco
Reset Dialogues On Civilizations, in partnership with the King Abdul-Aziz Foundation for Islamic Studies and Human Sciences, announces the second edition of the Casablanca Seminars in July 2019. This year’s program is dedicated to the theme of Tolerance. The seminars feature a three-day public symposium with leading scholars from the Arab and Muslim world, Europe and the United States (July 11-13). A two-week summer school will take place concurrently, for selected international graduate students and young professionals (July 8-20).
Rapid technological development and the digital means of communication that shape current world affairs have hindered as much as they have helped understanding and dialogue amongst — and within — cultures and traditions. The aftermath of political instability, labor migration, and political refugee flows have raised the curtain on the potential for political extremism and discrimination in a variety of national contexts. To contribute to the self-understanding and mutual understanding of the sources and legacies of tolerance in Mediterranean societies, the 2019 Casablanca Seminars will particularly focus on the historical, institutional and textual sources of tolerance in Muslim societies.
Participants will also draw comparisons with non-Islamic traditions and will bring perspectives from theology, philosophy, history, sociology, anthropology and legal studies to address the intellectual and political challenges that transcend traditions and borders.