Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane - Spotlights


MIPA Hosts SHSS Graduate Students for Policy Paper Workshop

On February 7ththe Moroccan Institute for Policy Analysis (MIPA) hosted graduate students from Al Akhawayn School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) and professors Eric Ross, Frances Danielle Williams-Loustau, and Zaynab El Bernoussi for a day of instruction on policy paper writing. The policy paper workshop at MIPA was led by Dr. Mohammed Masbahdirector of the Institute, and Mr. Rachid Aourraz, an economist and fellow at the Institute. 

Alumnus Publishes Paper in the Munich Personal RePEc Archive

AUI alumnus Tahar Harkat recently published a paper in the Munich Personal RePEc Archive (MPRA) that assesses the link between energy consumption and economic development, particularly as it appears in the Moroccan economy. Tahar (’16) holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a double concentration in Finance and Logistics.  

His paper can be found at the following link:  

Alumna Publishes Article on Palestinian Organizational Culture

We are proud to recognize AUI alumna Souhaila Zaidoune ('18) for her recent publication in the Emerald Journal. She published her study, “Organizational culture, innovation and performance: a study from a non-western context,” alongside professors Mohammed Aboramadan, Belal Albashiti, and Hatem AlharazinThe article examines connections between organizational culture, innovation, and banks’ performance in Palestine.  

AUI Professor Interviewed about Regional Security Issues

 On January 2, SHSS Professor Djallil Lounnas was published in the newspaper “Le Soir D'Algérie.” In his interview, Lounnas discusses Turkey’s recent decision to send troops to Libya and the regional, along with security, implications of this decision.

Mohammed VI Library Recognizes its Donors

Al Akhawayn’s Mohammed VI Library announced awards today for its most prominent donors from 2005 until 2019. M VI Library recognized Dr. Ouaouicha Driss for his contribution of 1,561 items to the library over the years; Dr. Lotfi Abdelhamid for his contribution of 744 items; Dr. Leslie Coghlan for donating 744 items; Dr. Susan S. Davis for providing 528 items; Dr. Jack Kalpakian for his contribution of 311 items; Ms. Deborah MacArthur for 229 items; and Dr. John Shoup for contributing 203 items. These individuals will be awarded medals corresponding to the size of their donation.