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"Maghrib in Past & Present:" AIMS Launches Podcast on North Africa

AIMS stack of books

The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS), the network of American overseas research centers in North Africa, recently launched a podcast called Maghrib in Past & Present.

According to AIMS, the podcast seeks to be "a forum in which artists, writers, and scholars from North Africa, the United States, and beyond can present their ongoing and innovative research on and cultural activities in the Maghrib."

Each episode of Maghrib in Past & Present captures a lecture or discussion by a scholar, researcher, or artist in front of a live audience.

Recorded in a mixture of Arabic, English, and French, the podcast covers a diverse range of topics, including arts & culture, refugee and immigration issues, and the literature, politics, and history of the North Africa region.

The podcast is available for free on iTunes and through the Maghrib in Past & Present website at

The American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS) administers three overseas research centers in North Africa: the Centre d’Etudes Maghrébines à Tunis (CEMAT), the Centre d’Etudes Maghrébines en Algérie (CEMA), and the Tangier American Legation Institute for Moroccan Studies (TALIM).

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