2018 Edition of "La Nuit des Idées" at the BA

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Within the framework of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina’s conscious effort in intellectually countering extremism and terrorism, Dr. Mostafa el Feki, Director of the BA, is going to inaugurate an international and intellectual evening of debate that revolves around the theme of “Imagination and Extremism” on Monday, 15 January 2018 at the BA.

The event will be held by the BA in coordination with Senghor University. A number of internationally acclaimed libraries, cultural organizations, and research centers from around the world will participate in the event via satellite, as the highlight activities of the evening will be broadcast  in each country on the same night under the title “La Nuit des Idées” (A Night of Ideas).

The event, which will be held by the BA for the first time, comes as part of an initiative launched by the Institut de France in Paris a few years ago. The initiative consists of setting a specific date every year and devoting it to one of the most pressing international issues, with the participation of an elite group of intellectuals, scholars, and academics from major libraries or international research centers at an event of cultural and intellectual interaction between the four corners of the world.

To view the event program, please click here.