Mr. Fouad Laroui, Moroccan economist and writer

Palais des Congrès, Fès

Over the past two millennia, human knowledge has gradually split into two distinct branches: on the one hand the so-called 'hard' sciences, with physics as a paradigm, and other the so-called human sciences, such as sociology or anthropology. This separation, undoubtedly necessary for reasons of efficiency, had serious, perhaps even disastrous consequences, especially in the Arab world. The purpose of this conference is to explain why, then to advocate for a review of science education programs: "humanities" must figure prominently alongside the hard sciences, even in engineering schools.