Fellowship Deadline: Nov. 17, University of Minnesota Quadrant Fellowships

Scholars pursuing interdisciplinary work are invited to apply for a semester-long Quadrant Fellowship at the University of Minnesota to be held in academic year 2012-2013. Quadrant is a joint initiative of the University of Minnesota Press, a leader in interdisciplinary scholarly publishing, and the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS).
Submission deadline for complete applications is [...]

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The orphans of Casablanca

By Paloma Haschke
Created in 1956 and renovated in 2002, the Lalla Hasna Foundation for Abandoned Children is now home for 200 kids. It also has an annex specially dedicated to the 75 mentally and physically handicapped children the foundation has taken in. The King’s sister, the Princess Lalla Hasna is the honorary president of the [...]

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EU-NA Fellows visit Casablanca and the Governance and Economy School of Rabat, Morocco

By Paloma Haschke

9 – 11am
Lalla Hasna Foundation for Abandoned Children – Casablanca
Created in 1956 and renovated in 2002, this establishment is now the home of more than 200 abandoned kids from newly born to 9 years old. It also has an annex for physically and mentally handicapped children. Under the Health ministry the [...]

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EU-NA Fellows in Casablanca and Rabat, Morocco

By Paloma Haschke

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The affirmation of the Amazigh identity as part of Morocco’s patrimony

By Paloma Haschke

Promoting Amazigh culture as part of national identity is the main mission of the Royal Institute for Amazigh Culture. This body, placed under direct authority of the King, is the result of Amazighis’ struggle for the recognition of their culture during the 1990s. The center’s main aspiration is to improve the modernization [...]

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EU-NA Fellows in Morocco – Day 2

By Paloma Haschke

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EU-NA Fellows to visit the cities of Ifrane and Fez, Morocco

By Paloma Haschke
9am – 1pm Al Akhawayn University of Ifrane
The university opened its campus on 1995. With a public status but financed as a private institution, the Al Akhawayn University of Ifrane (AUI) is based on the American academic system. AUI defines itself as being independent from the government yet the King is the honorary [...]

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The twelve UNAOC fellows from Europe and North America are now ready for their trip!

Twelve UNAOC Fellows from Europe and North America are now gearing up for their trip to North Africa and the Middle East!
By Paloma Haschke
From the Maghreb to the Gulf peninsula, twelve young leaders are now embarking on a journey across a region where history is unfolding. Every single day of the program is going to [...]

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EU-NA Fellows in Rabat, Morocco – Day 1

ISESCO – 25 Oct. 2011

ISESCO – 25 Oct. 2011

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Photographs © 2011, Paloma Haschke

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First Day in Rabat, Morocco, for the EU-NA fellows

By Paloma Haschke
9 – 11am
ISESCO
Culture and Communication department
Five sections:
- Cultural policy: promoting Islamic culture within and outside the Islamic world.
- Historical legacy: increasing dialogue between Islamic countries and understanding between different forms of Islam.
- Culture industry: dedicated to the integration of Islamic arts within globalized culture.
- Women and youth: developing strategic partnerships through civil [...]

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