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Program of Support to Young Researchers

September 28th, 2001

Open House at the Foundation's Headquarters
- Presentation of the Foundation
- Presentation of the Foundation's Website: www.fondation.org.ma
 

photo gallery

October 4th - 5th, 2001

International Colloquium: "The Social Link"

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November 2nd - 3rd, 2001

The Foundation hosted a meeting organized by Bayt Achir labeled Ahmed El Majjatti's Session.

January 17th – 18th, 2002

The Foundation hosted the first meeting of the program entitled "Study Days and Exhibits on Writing Genres in the Maghrebian Area". This meeting was held on the theme of: The First Sources of Writing in the Maghreb and shed light on the linguistic wealth of the region. The various interventions, illustrations and photo exhibits succeeded in depicting the beginnings of writing systems be they in symbolic form or in Libyic, Neo-Punic or Tifinagh.

January 23rd – 24th – 25th, 2002

The organization at the Foundation's headquarters of the first meeting of the research team working in the framework of the research workshop: "For a Renewal of Contemporary Arabo-Muslim Thought". The work of the research team is coordinated by Professor Mounsef Ben Abdeljalil from Tunisia.

February 14th - 15th, 2002

The Foundation hosted on Thursday and Friday,  February 14th and 15th, 2002 the final seminar of the workshop entitled "Local Development Confronted to Globalization" coordinated by Mr. Driss Khrouz. The seminar focused on three axes regarding global approaches to solidarity economy and local development, as well as on the local dynamics of development and globalization and the actors intervening in solidarity economy: stakes and implications.

The meeting, whose proceedings were to be published subsequently, was an opportunity for very deep exchange of reflections and pertinent interrogations among researchers, administrators and associative actors.

February 18th, 2002

A philosophical meeting was held at the Foundation's headquarters on the occasion of the publication of the Arabic translation of the book written by Professor Joseph SEIFERT entitled: "God as a Proof of His Own Existence: Phenomenological Refounding of the Anthological Proof."
In his introductory speech, the Foundation's Director, A. Toufiq, stressed the need for Islam to study Western theological philosophy and to multiply the occasions for exchange between the two cultural spheres. 
M. Sabila recalled the course of philosophy teaching in Morocco, the impact existentialism and Marxism had on the philosophical practice in the Arab World and welcomed this approach, via Arabic, to German philosophy, in particular with regard to realistic phenomenology.
Then, Joseph SEIFERT delivered a conference entitled: "Realistic Phenomenology and the Islamo-Christian Dialog" where he restated the driving ideas developed in his above-mentioned work. He stressed the elements he deems as a common denominator between the monotheistic religions, a foundation for a necessary rapprochement between the tenants of these religions.

March 13th, 2002

Presentation in the Foundation Conference Room starting from 5: 00 p.m. of the last  special issue of the journal Fikrun Wa Fann by Mr. Stefen Weidner. Participated to this meeting, among others, Ahmed Toufiq, historian and Director of the Foundation, Mohamed Tozi, political scientist, the poet Mohamed Bennis and other intellectuals and researchers. The meeting highlighted the tragedy of the Palestinian people and the need to place the events of September 11th into their true context.

April 18th - 19th, 2002

An international colloquium was held at the Foundation on writings and their diffusion in the Maghreb. This meeting which joint together Maghrebian and European experts in Phoenician, Punic and Latin also provided an occasion to present a beautiful exhibit of important archaeological documents.

For further information on the problematique discussed by the colloquium and the participating parties, please consult the Foundation's scientific program on this Website.

April 24th - 26th, 2002

Semantics and Epistemology was the topic of the international colloquium organized by the Foundation on April 24th and 26th, 2002 Under the High patronage of His Majesty King Mohammed VI  in a tribute paid to Mrs. Hourya Bennis Sinaceur. This colloquium joint together the best specialists in this field from the Arab World, Europe, the United States and Japan.

For further information on the problematique discussed at the colloquium and on the participating parties, please consult the Foundation's scientific program on this Website.

May 8th, 2002

Professor René Gallissot delivered a conference at the Foundation's headquarters at 2: 30 p.m. on the occasion of the publication of his book: The Maghreb of Traverse. A highly specialized observer of the political development of Morocco since independence, as pointed out by the Foundation's Director, R. Gallissot called for a discussion of some of his reflections on the deep-seated socio-economic and cultural dynamics that have led and still lead the evolution of political structures and actors.

May 30th, 2002

A scientific meeting on the theme: "Science and Spirituality" was held at the headquarters of King Abdul-Aziz Foundation. It was organized by the Foundation in collaboration with the Interdisciplinary University of  Paris within the framework of the program entitled "Science and Spiritual Quest" initiated by the Templeton Foundation. The different interventions concerned the position of the human being in the universe since the time of the so-called Big-Bang, the challenges facing modern cosmology, interrogations on the origin of Homo Sapiens and finally the "cross-cultural dialog".

The debate that took place after the lectures was extremely lively and instructive.