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    ICESCO to Hold Roundtable on Foresight Thought in Ibn Khaldun’s Philosophy

    22 December 2020

    The Islamic World Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (ICESCO) will hold a roundtable on foresight thought in Ibn Khaldun’s philosophy, on Wednesday, December 23, 2020, at 10:00 a.m. GMT+1, at ICESCO headquarters, in Rabat, as well as on Zoom platform. The event will bring together a host of experts and researchers from several countries.

    ICESCO’s Strategic Foresight Center organizes the roundtable, in partnership with Konrad Adenauer Foundation, to explore the notion of history in Ibn Khaldun’s writings, as well as his skepticism approach in studying the past and refuting speculative practices. The roundtable will touch on Ibn Khaldun’s theory on civilization and the rotation of power between empires and states, as well as his foresight thought within the framework of modern Islamic thought.

    The roundtable aims to analyze Ibn Khaldun’s perception of the Arab and Islamic worlds to develop a good understanding of civic policies in the Arab world, find solutions to future challenges, and consider Ibn Khaldun’s methodology in his books ‘al-Muqadimmah’ and ‘Kitab al-Ibar.’ The participants will also explore Ibn Khaldun’s ideas and views, share information on the plural history in his writings, and examine the potential approaches for using such tools in the current situations.

    The roundtable’s agenda features an opening session and three other working sessions respectively on ‘History analysis through Ibn Khaldun’s approach,’ ‘States and empires cycle in Ibn Khaldun’s writings,’ and ‘Kitab al-Ibar a rich reference with lessons.’

    People interested in the roundtable can join the discussion via the link below:


    Ibn Khaldun is one of the prominent philosophers, historians, and sociologists in Arab and Islamic history. He was born in Tunisia where he pursued his studies and died in Egypt, in March 1406 A.D., aged 76. He left several books, literary works, and many studies on his biography. His books, most notably ‘al-Muqadimmah,’ have become references in philosophy, history, and literature.

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