During the Euro-Mediterranean meeting of the Aladdin Project which took place at the French National Assembly on 12 June, 2014, the former Culture Minister Jack Lang awarded the Aladdin Award for Dialogue Among Cultures to Professor Nasser David Khalili, principal contributor to the exhibition “Hajj, le pèlerinage à la Mecque” which is currently taking place at the Arabic World Institute, in Paris.
French President of Assembly praises the « original, commendable and courageous » initiatives of the Aladdin ProjectOn the occasion of the great Euro-Mediterranean meeting for intercultural dialogue organized by the Aladdin Project at the French National Assembly on June 12, 2014, the President of the National Assembly emphasized the importance of multiplying initiatives such as those implemented by the Aladdin Project since 2009, in a context where racism and anti-Semitism keep thriving.
Gerhard Schröder praises the last initiatives of the Aladdin ProjectThe former German Chancellor Gerhard Schröder made a speech at the Euro-Mediterranean reception at the National Assembly on June 12, 2014, where he affirmed the importance of the recent initiatives of the Aladdin Project, at the moment when political tensions, at the international level as well as inside the nations, put in danger the pacific coexistence of people, cultures and citizens.
French Justice Minister Christiane Taubira congratulated the three laureates of the Aladdin Youth AwardThe French Justice Minister, Christiane Taubira, awarded the Aladdin Youth Award 2014 to three Moroccan, French and German students for the research project they undertook together on the aftermath of the 2013 Summer University of the Aladdin Project. She took this occasion to express her outlook on intercultural dialogue during the great meeting organized by the Aladdin Project at the National Assembly, on June 12th, 2014.
The Anti-Defamation League offers the ADL Daniel Pearl Award to the Aladdin ProjectOn June 2nd 2014, Abraham Foxman, Executive director of the Anti-Defamation League, announced to the President of the Aladdin Project that the Daniel Pearl Award would be given to the Aladdin Project to honor its groundbreaking efforts to promote a greater mutual knowledge among different faiths.
Yad Vashem and the Aladdin Project launch joint projectA group of 25 Turkish academics who teach in private and public universities across Turkey took part in a seminar in Istanbul on October 24 as part of a joint program launched by the Aladdin Project and Yad Vashem to develop a cadre of leaders in Holocaust education in Turkish universities. The program is supported by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.
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IHRA News- A special seminar for some 15 Turkish academics ended on June 26 at Yad Vashem’s International School for Holocaust Studies.The seminar, focused on Holocaust studies and geared specifically for Turkish university professors and lecturers, is the first of its kind and follows an educational conference which took place in Turkey at the Galatasaray University in Istanbul last October. The seminar is a joint endeavor of Yad Vashem and the Aladdin Project, and is supported by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) and the ICHEIC Humanitarian Fund.