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Impressions


Here are a few of many interesting quotes from speakers and participants that enriched discussions and dialogue and can give further food for thought.

 

  • “Invest in crazy ideas and experiments!”

  • “Fail fast, fail hard, fail often! This is the only way to learn and succeed.”

  • “Co-operation makes sense when both parties are willing to admit that they are sometimes ignorant about things they claim to know.”

Driss Maghraoui

Driss Maghraoui is a professor of History and International Relations at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane (Morocco). He teaches courses on North African immigration in Europe, modern imperialism and its culture, history of the Arab world, and history and memory in 20th century Europe.



Bekim Agai

Bekim Agai from Bonn (Germany) is the project head of research group "Europe from the outside - Formations of Middle Eastern views on Europe from inside Europe". On Thursday, he gave a lecture on "Mutual perceptions and narratives in the Mediterranean dialogue and their influence on recent developments".



Forum I: "History is constantly rewritten, and this is wonderful!"


The way we remember and how history is written has a direct influence on our society and politics. In the forum History and memory culture and its impact on society and politics the participants discussed, on the basis of current events in North Africa, how history narrates and, at the same time, is also interpreted differently by social groups.

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