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The UNESCO Chair at the University of Kufa mourns the loss of Dr. Faleh Jabar

On behalf of the UNESCO Chair at the University of Kufa in Iraq we express our heartfelt condolences to Faleh Jabar’s family on his death. We mourn this farewell, which closes off Jabar’s amazingly rich life history Faleh  Jabbar was a celebrated sociologist and a Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace in New York. He was a Research Fellow ...

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Visit Of A Delegation From Al – Azhar

Within the activities of the UNESCO Chair at the University of Kufa, in coordination with the Center for African Studies at Ataba Abbasiya, the University of Kufa welcomed delegates from Al-Azhar University in Egypt. We were honoured to have welcomed Dr. Walid Mohammed Ramadan (Professor of Quranic Sciences in Al-Azhar Al-Sharif), Sheikh Mohammad Ramadan (Khatib), Sheikh Nashaat Zara (great imams ...

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Secretary General of Dar al-Ulm visits Imam al-Khoei in Najaf to the UNESCO Chair for Dialogue

Sayyed Jawad Al-Khoei, Secretary-General of Dar al-Ilm in Najaf, visited the UNESCO Chair at the University of Kufa and met with the President of the University of Kufa Dr. Mohsen Al-Dhulmi and director of UNESCO Chair Dr. Hassan Nadhem, they discussed future collaborations between the University and Dar al-Ilm  in the near future.

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Hani Fahas Award at University of Kufa

The cooperation between the UNESCO Chair for Dialogue at the University of Kufa and the Hani Fahas Academy for Dialogue and Peace and the Al-Balaji Academy in Dar Al-Ulm for Imam Al-Khoei in Najaf and the Chair of UNESCO for Dialogue and the Institute of Islamic-Christian Dialogue at Saint Joseph University announced on Thursday morning (21 December 2017) A ceremony ...

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Third Conference Of Translation And The Problems Of Education In Doha

The UNESCO Chair for Interreligious and Interfaith Dialogue Director at university of Kufa, participated in the fourth session of the translation and problem-solving conference held in Doha, Qatar, December 12th -15th  2017. This event was hosted by Dr. Hassan Nadhem and Dr. Ali Hakim Saleh as judges for the Sheikh Hamad Award for International Translation and Understanding.  

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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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