Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Spotlights


Abderrahman Hassi-Giovanna Storti

Al Akhawayn professors Abderrahman Hassi, Lecturer of Management, and Giovanna Storti, Lecturer at the Language Center won the Outstanding Paper Award at the 2012 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. Their winning article entitled “Organizational training across cultures: variations in practices and attitudes” was published in the Journal of European Industrial Training (2011) Vol. 35, Issue 1. The article adopts a comparative cross-cultural management perspective to address the occurrence of differences in training-related practices and attitudes across national cultures. The jurors for the award called the article “one of the most impressive pieces of work the Journal’s Editorial Team has seen throughout 2011”. The award will be given at an international conference event with Emerald representation later this year. 

Posted on 04/26/2012


Karim Moustaghfir-le_matin

Karim Moustaghfir, Assistant Professor of Human Resources published an article entitled “Knowledge Workers: Quels Système de Management?” in the Moroccan Newspaper Le Matin Emploi, April 23, 2012, pp 6-8. 

Posted on 04/25/2012

Mariam El Mezouar

Al Akhawayn Engineering student Mariam El Mezouar (’13) was selected to be a Google Scholar and was awarded a € 7,000 scholarship. El Mezouar will attend Google Scholars' Retreat on June 17-20, 2012 in Zurich, in Switzerland which will host around 100 participants including scholars from the Europe Scholarship for Students with Disabilities, scholars and finalists from the EMEA Anita Borg Memorial Scholarship, and Zawadi Scholars.

Posted on 04/24/2012

Lekchiri Siham

Al Akhawayn Business alumna Siham Lekchiri ('08) was honored on April 20, 2012 as the Outstanding Graduate Student of the Year 2011-2012 at the Department of Human Resource Development and Performance Technologies at Indiana State University, U.S., where she is currently pursuing her graduate studies. 

Posted on 04/24/2012

Michael J. Willis

Michael J. Willis, H.M. King Mohammed VI Fellow in Moroccan and Mediterranean Studies and Director of the Middle East Centre at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford, gave a talk to Al Akhawayn community on “The Arab Spring in the Maghrib”. Michael Willis’ research interests focus on the politics, modern history, and international relations of the Maghreb. He is author of The Islamist Challenge in Algeria: A Political History (1997) and is currently writing a book on the comparative politics of Algeria, Tunisia and Morocco.

Posted on 04/23/2012