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


The Legation’s Bicentennial Featured in Smithsonian Magazine

We hope that you will enjoy this article from Smithsonian Magazine by Dr. Graham Cornwell of George Washington University entitled, “Why a 200-Year-Building in Morocco Is the Only National Historic Landmark Outside the U.S. “ It’s an honor and a pleasure for all of us from the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies to … Read more The Legation’s Bicentennial Featured in Smithsonian Magazine


Harland Eastman: The Rescue and Transformation of the Tangier American Legation

Retired U.S. Foreign Service Office Harland Eastman served as Consul-General in Tangier in 1976, the year that the Department of State agreed to allow the Tangier American Legation to be converted into a private museum honoring the historic U.S.-Moroccan friendship. In this podcast, Emily Albrecht of Dartmouth College interviews Mr. Eastman, who recounts the enormous efforts made to restore the Legation in time for the celebrations of the U.S. Bicentennial. Ms. Albrecht’s interviews form part of a series of oral histories she recorded for her senior honors thesis, entitled, “Mapping Memories, Creating History: The Tangier American Legation” (May 2016).

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