Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Nobel Laureates to meet in Fez

A meeting of Nobel Laureates will take place in Morocco in early May 2011. Under the patronage of HM King Mohammed VI, the city of Fez will be the venue and the exact dates are expected to be May 1-3.

The focus of the conference will be "Tomorrow's Social and Human Development". According to the organisers, the conference will bring together a number of Nobel Prize winners as well as around 300 political leaders, economists, intellectuals and scientists. It promises to be an interesting and stimulating meeting. The View from Fez, will update all the details as they come to hand.

The Nobel Prize is awarded once a year by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Five Nobel Prizes were established by the will of Alfred Nobel in 1895. They have been awarded for outstanding contributions in physics, chemistry, literature, peace, and physiology or medicine since 1901.

Fez has been selected for the "Fes Conference of Nobel Laureates" because the city is Morocco's spiritual capital, and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Further assistance will be provided by the National Academy of the Kingdom of Morocco.


Pema said...

I can already feel myself snoring
.... a lack lustre title, another drone blah event. A lot of backslapping and with the experience of previous gatherings of this ilk in mind -- a talking shop that does not translate in to action. It does however provides a bunch of academics with a freebie get-together.

Vera Couch Surfer said...

Huh? Why so cynical? It should be a very interesting couple of days.

mohamed said...

If you don't give the folk the benefit of doubt and wait for the outcome, you are not getting anywhere either.
So, keep fingers crossed and, faute de mieux, keep believing in change. It will chage you.