Northwestern University

May
15
Mon 12:00 PM

MENA Monday. Morocco Today: A Discussion between Driss Ksikes & Abdelhay Moudden

When: Monday, May 15, 2017
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM  

Where: Kresge Hall, The Forum (Room 1-515), 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: Free

Contact: Danny Postel  

Group: Middle East and North African Studies

Category: Lectures & Meetings

Description:

Abdelhay Moudden is Professor of Political Science at Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco. He is the founder and academic director of the Center for Cross-Cultural Learning (CCCL) in Morocco and a member of the Advisory Council of the National Human Rights Council. He is a member of the Equity and Reconciliation Commission (Instance Equité et Réconciliation, IER). He is the author of two novels, including Adieux à Tanger, which won the Morocco book award in 2004.

Driss Ksikes is a Moroccan playwright, novelist, journalist, media theorist, and human rights advocate. He is Director of CESEM (Centre d’Etudes Sociales, Economiques et Managériales) in Rabat, the editor in chief of Economia, and the author of numerous plays and novels. His 2014 co-authored Le métier d’intellectuel: dialogues avec quinze penseurs du Maroc (The intellectual profession: interviews with fifteen Moroccan thinkers) won the 2015 Prix Grand Atlas, Morocco’s biggest book prize.

He is a Visiting Writer-in-Residence with the Center for the Writing Arts at Northwestern for the Spring 2017 Quarter.

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