Ibn Rushd Prize for Freedom of Thought 2022 Speech of to Prize Winner Saad Salloum

Fighting with a sword made of glass (English translation will be published here soon) (German): Dieser Diskurs richtet sich an eine Generation, die in einer bestimmten Zeit und an einem bestimmten Ort lebt, nämlich die Generation nach dem Arabischen Frühling und nach ISIS.Die Generation des Arabischen Frühlings vereinte unsere Völker zum ersten Mal in der […]

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Laudatory speech for prize winner Nayla Tabbara held by Prof. Elizabeth Kassab, University of Doha

Ladies and gentlemen, I would like to start my laudatory speech by inviting you on a drone tour over the countries from where our laureates hail: Iraq and Lebanon. I am sure you all have seen such drone films showing the extensive destruction of cities and towns across these two countries. Massive explosions, massive environmental […]

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Afdal ma qara’t

Reading Canon of Arabic literature On behalf of Ibn Rushd Fund for Freedom of Thought we embarked on this project Afdal ma qara’t in 2018 to promote good reading within the Arabic world. Twenty-nine intellectuals and personalities of the Arab world, included one German, contributed to this project. The list contains 378 titles: 234 literary […]

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