Al Akhawayn Students Introduced to Women in Latin America


Ifrane, March 15, 2011 – Dr Victoria Rodriguez, President of the Association of the University Graduate Deans, gave a lecture to Al Akhawayn Humanities class of Women and Culture about Women in Latin America. Dr. Rodriguez emphasized the role of women in developing countries. “That was a very good opportunity for us to learn about women in Latin America especially that there are several similarities between our two cultures” said Mariam, a student from the class. She added that “the lecture inspired us to reflect on the situation of women in Morocco especially after the recent government reforms”.


Victoria E. Rodríguez is Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies at The University of Texas at Austin and holds the University’s Ashbel Smith Professorship at the LBJ School. She teaches courses in policy development, women in politics and public policy, and theory and philosophy of public policy. Prior to joining UT Austin in 1991, she held teaching positions at the University of California, San Diego, and the University of Texas at El Paso. She was also a Research Associate at the University of Cambridge and has served as a consultant for the World Bank. In 2000, Professor Rodríguez received jointly with Professor Peter Ward the Ohtli Medal, the highest honor granted by the Mexican government outside Mexico. In 2002, Hispanic Business named her as one of the 100 most influential Hispanics in the United States.