Al Akhawayn University Students Represented at International Conference on the Arab Spring


Ifrane, October 24, 2011 - Representing Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, a group of students took part in an international conference on "The Arab Spring" on October 13-16 in Paris, France. Organized by the Institute of Religion, Politics and Culture of Washington College, the conference brought together professors and students, both graduate and undergraduate, from the University of Delaware and Washington College in the United States, Oxford University, Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, and De La Salle College in Philippines, to share their continuing research on the revolutions in the Arab World and their global implications.

Participating from Al Akhawayn University were professor Angelos Sepos, Assistant Professor in European Politics, and students at the International Studies program at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Iman Moussaoui (Class of 2012), Tachfine Baida (Class of 2013), and Kenza Yousfi (class of 2013) who presented papers that examined the role of Europe, social movements and media, as well as other causes of the recent events in the North Africa and Middle East region. The participants also reflected on several key issues such as prospects for democracy, the rise of Islamism, and the socio-economic and political conditions that propel and shape change.

More information on the conference program can be foundĀ here.