Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Spotlights


Chafik Abdelghani

Chafik Abdelghani, lecturer and reading coordinator at the Al Akhawayn University Language Center, has published an article on the journal Turjuman (Journal of Translation Studies; April, 2010), entitled "Synonymy in the Qur'an, Implications for Translation." Click here to read the article.

Latifa El Mortaji

Latifa El Mortaji, assistant professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, has just published a new book entitled A Cognitive Study of Moroccans Writing in Arabic (L1) and English (L3): Writing Ability, Processes, Rhetorical Genres, Language, Gender (VDM Verlag Dr. Müller, August 13, 2010). For more information click here.

Leila Hanafi

Following up on the recent conference held at Al Akhawayn University, Leila Hanafi, a Staff Attorney and Programs Manager at the World Justice Project, has written a paper on "Promoting the Rule of Law Culture in the Middle East and North Africa Region: Beyond the MENA Rule of Law Conference 2010." To read the paper, click here

Ahmed Driouchi and Molk Kadiri

Ahmed Driouchi and Molk Kadiri (Class of 2007) of Al Akhawayn's Institute for Economic Analysis and Prospective Studies have contributed a chapter on "Challenges to Intellectual Property Rights from ICTS, Nanotechnologies and Microelectronics" in the newly published book Nanotechnology and Microelectronics: Global Diffusion, Economics and Policy, edited by Dr. Ndubuisi Ekekwe and published by IGI, USA. The chapter is related to ongoing IEAPS research with the Hassan II Academy of Sciences and Technologies and can be viewed at Also featured in the July 28th l'Economiste 

Rahima Nouasse

Al Akhawayn students Fatima Zahrae (business administration, Class of 2014) and Rahima Nouasse (computer science, class of 2011) were crowned champion and runner up, respectively, in the 2nd international Karate Open in Dakar, Senegal, July 3-4, 2010, where they faced off against competitors from Gambia, Guinea, Mauritania, Mali, Senegal, and Morocco.