Spotlights

Pr. El Bernoussi on DNA Tests in Morocco: Marking a Historic Turn in Islamic Law

SHSS Professor Zaynab El Bernoussi wrote a short piece in Harvard's SHARIA source on the historic Tangiers case in which a judge ruled in favor of a child born out of wedlock, but then the case was overturned.

Read article on: https://beta.shariasource.com/documents/3369

AUI Debate Team Wins the National Debate Competition Organized by NDI

On Thursday, 28th of June 2018, the National Debate Competition, organized by the National Democratic Institute, took place in Rabat.

AUI’s debate team debaters (Imad Eddine Sekkal, Imane Abou-Said, and Souhail Ramid), and researchers (Salma Choufani, Wiam Stitou, Mohamed Halloufi, and Sarah Allouch) represented Al Akhawayn University in the competition, and won first place.

The winning team’s topic was “The Government Should Determine the Margin of Profit of Companies Distributing Fuels.”

SSE Student Wins Second Prize at ActInSpace 2018 Hackathon

On May 25th - 26th, AIRBUS in partnership with the European Space Agency and CNES organized the 2nd edition of the ActInSpace 2018 Hackathon at the International University of Rabat (UIR). SSE student, Yousra Bensouda, represented AUI and won 2nd prize for her project on homeland security and defense using satellites that have the size of a Rubik's cube.

Lounnas - Carnegie Middle East Center

Dr. Djallil Lounnas, Assistant Professor of International Studies, published a new article in the Carnegie Middle East Center. Written with Dr. Dalia Ghanem Yazbeck, the paper entitled "Caliphate in retreat" explains the collapse of the organizations Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) between 2013 and 2018. 

The article is available through this link.

CBE Leads Two Faculty Capacity Building Workshops

Al Akhawayn Center for Business Ethics (CBE) organized two Faculty Development Workshops on Business Ethics Case Writing in Casablanca and Ifrane during April 27th - 28th and May 11-12 respectively,  to accommodate both faculty teaching in French and those teaching in English. A total of 26 faculty members teaching in 14 Business Schools participated in the workshops - all based in eight different cities - including Mohamed VI University, Hassan II University, Moulay Ismail University, ENCG, International University in Rabat (UIR), Mundiapolis and AUI.

“Case Method is a powerful teaching tool in Business Education as it brings, among other things, a piece of business realities into Business Courses. Learning outcomes are usually found to be remembered for life” notes Dr. Wafa El Garah, Founder and Project Director of CBE. “The workshops focused on building faculty capacities in constructing cases as an effort to enrich teaching material with locally contextualized business perspectives. This is geared towards inspiring future managers with socially responsible and values-driven leadership,” adds Dr. El Garah. Facilitated by Paris-based eminent Case Method Specialist, Dr. Tamym ABDESSAMAD, the workshop walked participating faculty through the processes of conceptualizing, scripting, elaborating, and managing case study writing projects. The expert-led workshop was designed for both experienced as well as new case writers. Faculty had the chance to share and exchange best practices regarding impactful uses of Case Method in Business Courses.