Conference-debate | “The future of living together in the face of violent extremism: Perspectives from Europe and the Arab World - Together against intolerance”

When :

from Wednesday 25 February, 2015
to Wednesday 25 February, 2015

Type of event :

Специальное мероприятие

Where :

UNESCO Headquarters / Siège de l'UNESCO, 125, avenue de Suffren, 75007, Paris, France

As the world is confronted today with renewed communitarian tensions and cultural and religious persecutions, and as the racist and anti-Semitic acts are on the rise, what is the role of civil society forces in Europe and the Arab world in the fight against the threat of violent extremism to our societies? How can we, together, fight this scourge through culture, education, dialogue, the media,…?

Moderator : Ulysse Gosset, journalist, columnist, BFM TV

With the participation of:

• Turki Al-Dakhil, General Manager of Al-Arabiya, founder of the Al-Mesbar Centre for Studies and Research
• Mansour Al-Nogaidan, Director-General of the Al-Mesbar Centre for Studies and Research
• Mohamed Al-Hammadi, Editor-in-Chief of the Al-Ittihad Newspaper
• Jameel Al-Theyabi, co-Editor-in-Chief of the pan-Arab daily, Al-Hayat
• Hakim El-Karoui, partner, Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Board of Directors of the Aladdin Project
• Professor Mohamed Haddad, UNESCO Chair for the study of comparative religions, Manouba University
• Abdullah Hamidaddin, columnist and commentator
• Bariza Khiari, Senator of Paris, Board of Directors of the Aladdin Project
• Mona Omar, expert on intercultural relations

In the presence of:

• Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO
• Ely Ould Mohamed Vall, former President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, member of the Board of Patrons of the Aladdin Project
• André Azoulay, Advisor to the King of Morocco, Founding Member of the Aladdin Project
• Eric de Rothschild, President of the Shoah Memorial
• Mohamed Moussaoui, Honorary Chairman of the French Council for the Muslim Faith
• Moché Lewin, Executive Director of the Conference of European Rabbis

Launched under the patronage of UNESCO in March 2009, the Aladdin Project seeks to promote intercultural understanding, particularly between Jews and Muslims, based on mutual knowledge, education and respect for History, rejection of conflicts of memory, and the primacy of dialogue and search for peace over the culture of confrontation and war.

Online registration mandatory:
limited seating capacity