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Interfaith Dialogue Award Awarded To Sayed Jawad Al-Khoei

Sayed Jawad Al-Khoei was awarded the Ambadocles Prize for Interfaith Dialogue from the Academy of Mediterranean Studies, Sicily, Italy, 2017. The award is presented for the first time under the title “Dialogue, Religion and the Muslim Scientist”. The event was attended by a high-level gathering of intellectual, scientific, academic and religious figures from Italy and Europe. Al-Khoei spoke about the ...

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Marie-Pierre Valckmann (Mariam Abu-Zahab – 1952-2017)

In Paris, French researcher Marie-Pierre Valkman (Mariam Abu-Zahab) left Paris on November 2, 2017 after a conflict with the disease. The deceased recommended her burial in Najaf. At an early age, Abu al-Zahab converted to Islam and was particularly interested the issue of Sunni-Shiite relations in Pakistan and Afghanistan. She studied political science in Paris and worked as a researcher ...

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“Living Heritage in Times of Conflict and Displacement”

UNESCO Chair for Dialogue at the University of Kufa, in cooperation with Institut français du Proche-Orient (Ifpo), held an international workshop entitled “Living Heritage in Times of Conflict and Displacement”, in which a group of international and Iraqi experts specialized in the conservation and protection of monuments participated. “We organized a workshop on preserving the endangered heritage of Iraq, which ...

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A New Book Of The Series “Studies Of Thought” Issued By The University Of Kufa

In this book, an academic thesis in the field of political sociology, Dr. Ali Taher al-Hamoud seeks to examine the nature of the response of the Shiite Arabs to the requirements of governance on the one hand, and dealing with heritage on the other. The author is interested in answering questions such as “What dynamics of disconnection and communication between ...

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The Origins of Violence by John Ducker, Ali Mezher’s translation and cover panel by Hussein Al-Tai. A special Thank you for the hard work of the translator and poet Ali Mezher, and special gratitude for the important touches presented by Ali Hakim Saleh, a tribute to the artist Hussein al-Tai, and a special tribute to the work team Dar Al-Rafidain in Beirut, who takes care of publishing and distribution of the book. Series word for back cover: A field of extreme poverty. We commit atrocities and do not commit ourselves to thinking and studying them. And the number of books in Arabic translation and translation in this field does not fit the number of abductions that occurred in our history of ancient and modern and contemporary. John Ducker’s translated book, “The Origins of Violence: Religion, History and Genocide” is the first comprehensive book on genocide in Arabic, covering its history in animal and human society. He uses the concept of genocide at Raphael Lemen and leads it to a cultural study dealing with genocide in historical writing (Herodotus and Theodosdis), literature and mythology in the Greeks and Romans (Homer, Virgil, Ischillus et al.), Philosophy (Plato, Cicero) , The theater (the storm of Shakespeare and the status of noble colonialism), colonial thought, the era of Enlightenment, and ends with modern and contemporary philosophy (Spinoza, Toland, Hume, Leotard, Dolose). The translator, Ali Mezher, has made a great effort to translate this diverse book, perhaps to be of more interest to this field.

Mohammed Ghazi Al Akhras in his new book (Biography and Cultural Violence: A Study in the Poets of Modernity Poets in Iraq). The book is engraved in the memoirs of two generations of Iraqi intellectuals, the pioneers of free poetry and the sixties. The writer Mohammed Ghazi Al Akhras offers us a distinguished academic work that reveals the secrets in ...

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A New Book Of The Series “Studies Of Thought” Issued By The University Of Kufa

The Origins of Violence by John Ducker, Ali Mezher’s translation and cover panel by Hussein Al-Tai. A special Thank you for the hard work of the translator and poet Ali Mezher, and special gratitude for the important touches presented by Ali Hakim Saleh, a tribute to the artist Hussein al-Tai, and a special tribute to the work team Dar Al-Rafidain ...

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Participation Of The UNESCO Chair In A Commemorative Conference On Genocide Against The Yazidi’s

UNESCO Chair Advisor Dr. Ayad Anbar participated in a memorial conference on Yazidi genocide (third anniversary) on 3rd August, 2017, the conference held by the Organization of Yazidi in Babylon Hotel in Baghdad under the slogan “Yezidi’s The Oppressed People Between Justice, Equity and the Unknown Future”. This conference was an opportunity to talk and document the genocide and suffering ...

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Visit the officials of Al-Bayt Foundation in Turkey and Spain to the University of Kufa

Sheikh Anwar Shan Rahmani, President of Al-Bayt Foundation of the Higher Religious Reference Office in Najaf, visited the University of Kufa and met with Dr. Mohsen Al-Dhalmi, University President, Dr. Tahseen Fadel and Hassan Al-Sarraf, Coordinator of the UNESCO Chair. Sheikh Rahmani reviewed all the activities of the university and visited the Office of the UNESCO Chair for Interfaith Dialogue ...

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Participation Of The UNESCO Chair In A Conference On Peace In Berlin

The Director of the Dar Al-ilm Foundation in Najaf and the co-director of UNESCO Chair at the University of Kufa, Sayed Jawad Mohammad Taqi Al-Khoei, participated in a conference on Religious Responsibility for Peace in the German capital, Berlin, which was held on 21st 23rd May 2017. Around 100 clerics from 50 countries – from the Near and Middle East, ...

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Director of the UNESCO Chair Dr. Hassan Nadhem and the Chair advisor Dr. Ali Naji visited the European Commission in Baghdad

UNESCO Chairholder Dr. Hassan Nadhem and the Chair advisor Dr. Ali Naji, visited the European Commission headquarters in Baghdad on Thursday, 11 May 2017 and met with the Ambassador of the European Union, Mr. Patrick Simmonet. The discussion focused on the participation of the UNESCO Chair in the European Commission’s projects, especially those relating to intercultural dialogue issues.  

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