Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Spotlights


From AUI Students to International Journalists

Two AUI students, Mohamed Reda Benkhadra and Nizar Touhami Chahdi, were recently published in Akita International University’s Student Journal of International Liberal Arts.

Mohamed, who is currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Arts International Studies program at AUI, wrote an article titled “Sociological Understanding of the Arab Uprising” which analyzes the incentives that led to the outbreak of the Arab Spring from a sociological point of view. Nizar, a recent graduate of AUI’s Bachelor of Arts in International Studies program in 2018, wrote his article titled “Science and Religion in Conflict” which explains the conflictual relationship between religion and science through analysis of their epistemological incompatibility.

You can find both articles here.

A Gathering of Literary Minds

A Delegation of British Moroccan Society members visited Al Akhawayn University on September 17, 2018, and three of its members gave presentations about their recent publications in the framework of the Authors@AUI Series at the Mohammed VI Library.

Dr. Ali Bahaijoub presented his book, Sahara Conflict: Historical, Regional and International DimensionsSaeida Rouass  presented  her newly published book,  Assembly of the Dead,a thriller that takes place in Marrakech in 1906, and Richard Hamilton discussed his collection of Jamaa Lfna storytellers included in his book, The Last Storytellers: Tales from the Heart of Morocco.


SHSS Prof. on Community-based Citizenship Classes for Bhutanese Refugee Elders

Dr. Brian Seilstad, Assistant Professor at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences published an article entitled “Partially shared objects and the (Elusive) potential of expansive learning: the case of “jury” in community-based citizenship classes for Nepali-speaking Bhutanese refugee elders”, in the journal Mind, Culture, and Activity.

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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.

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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.”