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September 25th - 26th - 27th, 2003

Arabic DictionariesCasablanca hosted an international colloquium entitled "Arabic Dictionaries: Present Perspectives and Future Prospects".
The colloquium was co-organized by a large number of institutions among which is King Abdul-Aziz Al Saoud Foundation.
The School of Arts and Human Sciences of Ain Chok hosted the first two days, whereas  King Abdul-Aziz Al Saoud Foundation hosted the third.
The colloquium questioned the current status of Arabic dictionaries. It has noted the progress carried out so as to elaborate a modern Arabic dictionary, as well as the obstacles which hinder the achievement of the project.
Other issues were tackled: thematic dictionaries, the issue of the meaning of words and heritage, specialized dictionaries, the impact of the new information and communication technologies in the field of dictionaries.

December 5th and 6th, 2003

Teaching Relioion Today?"Teaching Religion Today?" was the title of the colloquium held on December 5th and 6th, 2003 at the Foundation's headquarters: the background briefing, the schedule and the names of the lecturers can be consulted on the programs database.
The meeting was an occasion for fruitful and sometimes passionate exchange between researchers and specialists having different intellectual, historical and even religious backgrounds. A large attendance participated actively in the debates. The colloquium was also subject to a large media coverage (radio, TV and newspapers). The colloquium's activities will be shortly published in a work.

January 8th, 2004

The Contributions of the New Family CodeThe Foundation hosted on Thursday evening, January 8th, 2004 a debate conference proposed by the Moroccan Association for the Promotion of Women's Enterprises (ESPOD) on the theme: "The Contributions of the New Family Code: What are the Roles of the Family Judge?".
The meeting was marked by the speech of Mr. Ahmed Toufiq, the Minister of Habous and Islamic Affairs and Director of the Foundation, followed by Mrs. Yasmina Baddou, the Secretary of State in Charge of Family, Solidarity and Social Action, read by her representative Mrs. Zhor El Hor, President of the Tribunal of Derb Sultan, El Fida, then Mr. Mohamed Sghir Janjar, Assistant-Director of the Foundation and finally Mrs. Sabah Chraïbi Bennouna who chaired the conference.
The lecturers emphasized the philosophy of the project which consists in prevailing the principles of equity and Islamic ethics and to take into consideration the realities of contemporary world. They also underlined that this project gives way to new prospects for the rights of women and children as well as for the issue of family cohesion. The family judge should play an essential role to guarantee the respect of these principles and the quest for this cohesion.

January 14th, 2004

Ethics of Evil and Democracy in MoroccoRedouane Taouil, professor at the University of Pierre Mendes France, Grenoble 2, delivered a conference at the Foundation's headquarters on the theme of "Ethics of Evil and Democracy in Morocco".
The lecturer tried to call up the Machiavellian thought of the evil in his analysis of the socioeconomic and political evolution of Morocco. He insisted, in particular, on the democratic insufficiency with all corruption and ethics of evil that it may cause.

January 23rd and 24th, 2004

On Recognition"On Recognition" is the theme of the colloquium organized at the faculty of Letters and Human Sciences of Ibn Tofail University in Kenitra.  The colloquium was organized jointly by King Abdul-Aziz Al Saoud of Casablanca, the International College of Philosophy of Paris and Ibn Tofail University of Kenitra.
The colloquium's proceedings and debates revealed the extent to which the notion of recognition was topical in the theoretical debate as well as the world realities. They also revealed that it is, in this regard, a complex notion which can give way to passionate debates.

April 16th and 17th, 2004

Science in Islamic SocietiesKing Abdul-Aziz Al Saoud Foundation for Islamic Studies and Human Sciences organized a colloquium on April 16th and 17th, 2004 in Rabat on the theme: "Science in Islamic Societies: Historical Approaches and Future Prospects".
The colloquium, which tackled a research topic of a great scientific and historical importance in addition to the societal and civilizational stakes it represents, falls within the approach which aims at giving the scientific tradition the place it deserves within the global history of sciences. For so doing, the organizers appeal to the setting up of a program of research grounded on three axes:

- Establishing the basis of a sociology of sciences regarding Muslim societies;
- Launching the theoretical debate on the cognitive categories that structure the scientific practice in Muslim World;
- Articulating the field of history of sciences in Muslim societies to today's thematics, especially the role research can play in the academic field with respect to assimilation and appropriation by Muslim States of modern sciences and technology and with respect to their contribution to the world scientific production.

The speeches (see program) tackled these issues from different scopes and showed that the researches related to this issue advance in different linguistic and cultural spheres.

April 28th and 29th, 2004

The Challenges of the Development of the Moroccan Bibliotheconomic Sector"The Challenges of the Development of the Moroccan Bibliotheconomic Sector" is the theme of two study days organized on April 28th and 29th, 2004 by King Abdul-Aziz Foundation, at its headquarters, in collaboration with the Association of the Friends of the National Library of the kingdom of Morocco and the National Library of the kingdom of Morocco.
The first day was devoted to the study of the experiences related to the construction and development of the national libraries through the cases of France and Tunisia. It was also the occasion for a presentation of the state of the BNRM properties and the advance of the elaboration of the new Website of this library.
The second day was dedicated to the study of the situation of the Moroccan bibliotheconomic sector and to debate propositions which can be a lever for the cultural and human development of Morocco. The study day was an occasion to make an idea about bibliotheconomic evolution in the Arab East especially through the project of the Arabic unified catalog launched by the Public Library of King Abdul-Aziz Al Saoud in Riad and the presentation of an integrated arabized software package for a modern management of libraries.
Both study days led to the proposition of a series of recommendations which can be read on this Website in Arabic.