Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Spotlights

Spotlights

Christian Jussen

Al Akhawayn University School of Science and Engineering faculty met on March 24, 2011, with Christian Jussen, a consultant with the German Corporation for International Cooperation (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, GIZ) in Morocco. The discussions focused on GIZ’s efforts to create a university research network on renewable energies in Morocco, the contribution of Al Akhawayn to wind energy projects in Morocco, and possible cooperation with a new European Union-funded renewable energies project. Al Akhawayn and the GIZ agreed to work together to offer internships to students, cooperate with German corporations, involve Al Akhawayn faculty in GIZ projects, and more.

Abdellah Chekayri

Abdellah Chekayri, Associate Professor of Arabic and coordinator of the Al Akhawayn University Arabic Language and North African Studies Program, has just published a new book, entitled An Introduction to Moroccan Arabic and Culture(Georgetown University Press, 2011). Click here to view the descriptive flier about the book.

Nicolas Hamelin-Jack Kalpakian-Connell Monette-Houda Aznay

Al Akhawayn University faculty members Nicolas Hamelin, Assistant Professor of Marketing Management in the School of Business Administration, Jack Kalpakian, Associate Professor of International Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, and Connell Monette, Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, together with Al Akhawayn alumna Houda Aznay (MBA, Class of 2008), have published a new article on “Trigger Factors of Terrorism: Social Marketing Analysis as a Tool for Security Studies – a Moroccan Case Study,” in the International Journal of Euro-Mediterranean Studies. The entire journal can be viewed athttp://www.emuni.si/press/ISSN/1855-3362/3-2.html, and Hamelin, Kalpakian, and Monette’s article can be viewed at http://www.emuni.si/press/ISSN/1855-3362/3_223-250.pdf

Institute for Economic Analysis and Prospective Studies (IEAPS)

The Al Akhawayn University Institute for Economic Analysis and Prospective Studies (IEAPS) contributed a chapter on “Challenges to Intellectual Property Rights from ICTs, Nanotechnologies, & Microelectronics” to the book Nanotechnologies & Microelectronics: Global Diffusion, Economics and Policies, which has won publisher IGI Global’s 2010 Excellence in Technology Research ‘Book of the Year’ award. For more information, please visit http://www.igi-global.com/bookstore/titledetails.aspx?TitleId=40290

Karim Moustaghfir

Karim Moustaghfir, Assistant Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, has published two book chapters in Schiuma, G. (Ed.) Managing Knowledge Assets and Business Value Creation in Organizations: Measures and Dynamics, IGI Global Publications (Business Science Reference, Hershey: New York, 2011). The chapters are entitled: "Knowledge Assets and Value Creation Dynamics" and "Knowledge Asset Dynamics and Firm Performance: Empirical Evidence from the IT Industry." For more information please visit: http://www.igi-global.com/bookstore/titledetails.aspx?TitleId=41900