The international association Reset Dialogues on Civilizations is launching the Casablanca School, a yearly international program on cultural and religious pluralism and political liberties. The purpose is to promote a local intellectual response to the rise of rigorist strands of Islamic thought by training 30 emerging opinion-leaders on the relationship between religion, history and power and to contribute to the reawakening of pluralistic traditions in Muslim contexts.
The current political situation in Post-Soviet countries, primarily the Russian
Federation, raises questions about the cultural roots of today’s prevailing nationalist
political ideologies and behaviours. The international scientific community
has to overcome the lack of knowledge about Russia’s Post-Soviet
history, also in order to avoid the sheer repetition of old clichés – liberal
-western opinions versus a despotic-eastern world