Podcast: Roots and Traces of Contemporary Cultural Life in Tangier

By: George Bajalia and Aida Alami In this discussion at Youmein 2021: Roots and Traces, anthropologist George Bajalia and journalist Aida Alami explore the roots and traces of contemporary cultural life in Tangier, especially as they relate to northern Morocco’s border regions.  From questions of diversity and difference to the roots of present debates around … Read more Podcast: Roots and Traces of Contemporary Cultural Life in Tangier


Writing on Kingdom Walls: Practices, Narratives and visual politics of graffiti and street art in Jordan and Morocco

Abstract: Soufiane’s focus is a comparative study on cultural practices and narratives related to art production and its entanglement with resistance and visual politics in North Africa and the Middle East. By working on Morocco and Jordan, he mainly focuses on wall-writings, street art, and graffiti in order to understand what wall expressions do, the … Read more Writing on Kingdom Walls: Practices, Narratives and visual politics of graffiti and street art in Jordan and Morocco


Podcast: Writing on Kingdom Walls: Practices, Narratives, and visual politics of graffiti and street art in Jordan and Morocco

Soufiane’s focus is a comparative study on cultural practices and narratives related to art production and its entanglement with resistance and visual politics in North Africa and the Middle East. By working on Morocco and Jordan, I mainly focus on wall-writings, street art, and graffiti in order to understand what wall expressions do, the extent … Read more Podcast: Writing on Kingdom Walls: Practices, Narratives, and visual politics of graffiti and street art in Jordan and Morocco


TALIM Hosts the 2021 Edition of Youmein Festival

After a one-year break due to restrictions related to COVID-19 in 2021, the Youmein arts festival has come back this year with a retrospective vision looking back at the previous five editions, with some updated art works and performances. Launched for the first time in 2015 with the initiative of Dr. George Bajalia, professor of … Read more TALIM Hosts the 2021 Edition of Youmein Festival


Video by the Moroccan Embassy in Washington DC

We hope that you will enjoy this video issued yesterday by theEmbassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Washington DC, on the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of Throne Day, We are also very grateful that the celebration of the Bicentennial of the Tangier American Legation is mentioned in this interesting video (0:55).


Engendering Inclusive Politics: Gender Quotas in Morocco’s Legislatures

Abstract: In response to the February 20 movement, the Moroccan government passed electoral laws that institutionalized and expanded gender quotas at the national and local levels, enabling women to win an unprecedented number of seats in the 2015 and 2016 elections. Delana’s Fulbright research examines how reserved seats in the House of Representatives and communal … Read more Engendering Inclusive Politics: Gender Quotas in Morocco’s Legislatures


Podcast: Protecting Morocco´s Rarest Forests by Dr. Peter Fulé

Abstract  The high mountains of Talassemtane National Park protect some of the rarest trees and animals in Morocco and North Africa. Forest fires can have negative as well as positive effects on conserving these unique ecosystems. Research ranging from satellite images to tree-ring analysis is being applied to help forest managers protect the forest and … Read more Podcast: Protecting Morocco´s Rarest Forests by Dr. Peter Fulé


“Hna Wa Mericane”TALIM Director Visit to American Language Centers in Oujda and Fez

TALIM director, John Davison, speaking to ALC Students in Oujda

As part of Bicentennial Outreach efforts, the TALIM Director travelled to Oujda and Fes to meet with students from the American Language Centers who are participating in Embassy/American Culture Association (ACA) sponsored courses entitled “Hna Wa Mericane” (“We and Americans”).The Director took questions from the students about Morocco-American diplomatic history and discussed both the diplomatic … Read more “Hna Wa Mericane”TALIM Director Visit to American Language Centers in Oujda and Fez


Podcast: Ibn Rushd, Ecotheology, and Morocco’s Environmental Policy by Austin Bodetti

Ecotheology, a new academic discipline and social movement, focuses on the relationship between nature and religion. In a number of Muslim-majority countries, proponents of ecotheology have argued that the Quran, the Hadith, and other religious texts impose a unique obligation on humans: because God placed humans in charge of the environment, they must care for … Read more Podcast: Ibn Rushd, Ecotheology, and Morocco’s Environmental Policy by Austin Bodetti