Resident Director, Jen Rasamimanana

Jen Rasamimanana assumed the role of TALIM’s Resident Director on October 1, 2021. A United States diplomat for over 20 years, she served as the U.S. Consul General in Casablanca from 2017-2020. She retired from the Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor in 2021, having led press, cultural, and educational outreach for the … Read more Resident Director, Jen Rasamimanana


Video: A Brief History of the Peace Corps at the Tangier American Legation

A small but important aspect of the history of the Tangier American Legation included service by Peace Corps trainees and volunteers, as described in this video. Please share with your friends and subscribe to the TALIM Youtube Channel. To learn of events and other activities hosted at the Legation, Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel Follow … Read more Video: A Brief History of the Peace Corps at the Tangier American Legation


Video: Repurposing a Historic Landmark: The Tangier American Legation Museum Gives Back

Created by a US non-profit in 1976, the Tangier American Legation Institute for Maghreb Studies (TALIM) and its museum are housed in the former American Legation compound, given to the USA in 1821 by Sultan Moulay Souleyman, and which received national landmark designation in 1982 – the only one located outside the USA and its … Read more Video: Repurposing a Historic Landmark: The Tangier American Legation Museum Gives Back


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