In May 2023, Professor Hassan Remaoun was confirmed as one of the winners of the 2023 Ibn Khaldun Prize. The prize award ceremony took place in Tunis. Prof. Remaoun is a former member of the CODESRIA Executive Committee having served for the period 2015 to 2018. He is also former associate research director at the Center for Research in Social and Cultural Anthropology (CRASC) in Oran.
CODESRIA and CRASC have a longstanding partnership that focuses on knowledge production using the Africa Review of Books, a joint initiative designed to advance the production of knowledge in Africa. Through the work of Prof. Remaoun and others at CRASC, the Council was able to initiate this publication that connect work produced across different regions of the continent. It is therefore not surprising that Prof. Remaoun is one of the winners of the 2023 Ibn Khaldun Prize. After all, the prize is awarded to persons who have made a significant contribution to the strengthening of Mediterranean cooperation in various fields and Prof. Remaoun has a distinguished record of advancing cooperation within the Mediterranean and beyond. Perhaps he is among the few intellectuals whose investment in the study of Africa as a single whole, as opposed to the Hegelian contraption of Africa divided between North Africa and sub-Saharan Africa.
On behalf of CODESRIA, its community of scholarship, we congratulate Prof. Hassan Remaoun for this award.