Touhami Abdelkhalek est professeur titulaire de l’Enseignement Supérieur à l’Institut National de Statistique et d’Économie Appliquée (INSEA) à Rabat. Il a obtenu son Ph.D. du département de sciences économiques de l’Université de Montréal au Canada. Il a une double spécialisation en Développement et croissance et en Econométrie. Il a été, pour plusieurs années, professeur visiteur pour assurer des cours à l’Université de Montréal, à l’Université Paris-Dauphine et l’Université de Paris I.
Touhami ABDELKHALEK est chercheur associé à plusieurs Instituts et Centres de recherche à travers le monde (ERF du Caire, FEMISE France, CIPREE de l’Université Laval à Québec, CRDE et CIREQ de l’Université de Montréal, API-Kuwait, etc.). Il a à son actif plusieurs publications dans différentes revues scientifiques internationales dont the Review of Economics and Statistics et les Annales d’Economie et de Statistique. Il est membre des Comités éditoriaux de trois revues économiques internationales spécialisées. Ses recherches se focalisent sur des travaux en économétrie appliquée, en modélisation des politiques économiques et en analyse statistique de la pauvreté. Actuellement, il travaille particulièrement sur les aspects d’économie quantitative, de modélisation économique, de statistiques (enquêtes) et sur différentes approches économétriques des questions de développement (pauvreté, inégalité, évaluation d’impact des politiques publiques, marché du travail, éducation, santé, etc.).
Touhami ABDELKHALEK est consultant pour plusieurs organismes nationaux et internationaux (ONDH, Banque mondiale, PNUD, UNICEF, etc.) pour le Maroc et pour plusieurs pays Arabes et de l’Afrique francophone.
En 2005, Touhami ABDELKHALEK a été l’auteur du chapitre « La pauvreté au Maroc », du Rapport du Cinquantenaire sur « 50 ans de développement humain au Maroc » (RDH50)
En juillet 2017, Touhami ABDELKHALEK a été décoré au nom de Sa Majesté le Roi Mohamed VI du Wissam Al Arch de l’ordre de Chevalier.
Depuis décembre 2018, Touhami ABDELKHALEK a été nommé membre conseiller du Conseil de la concurrence du Maroc dans la catégorie des spécialistes en matière juridique, économique ou de la concurrence.
Mohammed Abdellaoui is an affiliate professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
After a doctorate in mathematical economics and econometrics at the University of Aix-Marseille III, Mohammed Abdellaoui joined the CNRS in 1992 as a research fellow. He was then promoted to Research Director in 2001. In 2007, he joined HEC-Paris as a researcher at GREGHEC and affiliate professor of Decision Sciences.
Mohammed Abdellaoui is a specialist in the perception and modeling of risk and time for individual decisions and within organizations. He has published numerous theoretical and empirical articles in top international journals including the American Economic Review, Econometrica, Management Science, Journal of Econometrics, The Economic Journal, Journal of Risk and Uncertainty and Review of Economic Psychology.
His current research works are carried out within the framework of collaborations with foreign researchers (Netherlands, United Kingdom, United States). He has co-edited books on recent advances in uncertain decision modeling and is editor-in-chief of Theory and Decision journal.
Amir Abdul Reda is an assistant professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University. His research interests lie at the border of comparative politics and quantitative methods, and use the vast amount of data available on social media platforms like Twitter to study social movements, migration and public opinion. Currently, he is working on projects that harness social media data to generate new metrics for the empirical study of protests. He is also researching the impact of COVID 19 on the livelihoods of refugees with the World Bank's Europe and Central Asia Social Development team. At FGSES, his teaching focuses on data science (natural language processing, data mining and big data), social movements and advanced topics in quantitative methods. Amir’s work has been published in the journal Comparative Sociology and Middle East Studies. He has a doctorate in political science and a master's degree in Near and Middle Eastern studies from the University of Toronto, as well as a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Montreal.
Aziz Ajbilou is a Full Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
With an expertise in statistics, applied economics and demographics, Pr. Ajbilou has an extensive practical experience related to public policies from numerous leadership positions he held within the public sector. He was Secretary General of the Ministry of General Affairs and Governance between 2013 and 2022. He also served as Director of Studies, Cooperation and Legislation in the Social Economy at the Ministry delegated to the Head of Government in charge of general affairs and governance.
Pr. Ajbilou was also the Director of the Center for Demographic Studies and Research. Prior to that, he was a professor at the National Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (INSEA).
He also led various projects in cooperation with international organizations such as UNFPA, UNDP, UNICEF, OECD and the World Bank. His work covered a wide range of topics, namely Statistics, Demography, Social Economy, Governance, Social Protection, Poverty, Publics Policies, etc.
Pr. Ajbilou is a laureate from the National Institute of Statistics and Applied Economy (INSEA-Rabat) and PhD graduate in demography from the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium.
Al-Mouksit Akim is Assistant Professor of Economics at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
Before joining UM6P, he worked for the World Bank in the Department of Social Protection and Employment where he was involved in numerous projects providing technical assistance to governments in developing countries.
He is also an associate researcher at DIAL-IRD where he works on the distributive effect of tax policies in three West African countries. He also initiated a research project funded by the Partnership for Economic Policy Research Network (PEP Research Network) and has several publications in high-level journals in development economics.
Mr. Akim holds a doctorate in development economics obtained in 2018 from the PSL Research University - Paris Dauphine University. Before enrolling for a doctorate in France, he obtained his degree in engineering economist statistician at the National School of Economics and Statistics of Senegal (ENSAE-Senegal).
He addresses economic development issues related to migration, the distributive effect of fiscal policy, social protection, poverty and inequalities using tools for public policy assessment, econometrics and micro- simulation.
Larbi Alaoui is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
He is Associate Professor at Pompeu Fabra University and Affiliate Professor at the Barcelona School of Economics. His primary teaching and research interests are in microeconomic theory, decision theory, behavioral economics, game theory and experimental economics, with additional expertise in applied microeconomics and political economy.
He has published several papers in such journals as the Review of Economic Studies, the Journal of the European Economic Association, the Journal of Risk and Uncertainty and the Journal of Political Economy.
Professor Alaoui received his Bachelor of Science in Physics and Mathematics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his Research Master’s of Science in Economics from the London School of Economics and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also recipient of the BBVA Leonardo Grant, the Ramon y Cajal Scholarship and the Juan de la Cierva Postdoctoral Scholarship, among other honors, fellowships and scholarships.
MAHMOUDOU ALIOUM is currently enrolled in a pre-doctoral year in Economics at the Faculty of Governance, Economic and Social Sciences of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (FGSES-UM6P). He holds a master’s degree in Economic Analysis and Public Policies obtained in 2022 in the same Faculty and a bachelor’s degree in Economic Sciences and Management from Hassan II University of Casablanca. His research interests include impact assessment of public policies, sustainable development policies and poverty reduction and household welfare.
Ana Cristina Alves is Assistant Professor at the Mohammed VI PolytechnicUniversity.
She holds a PhD in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE, UK 2012), and for the past 7 years she has held the position of Assistant Professor in the Public Policy and Global Affairs division at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. Her research interest lies in the intersection of foreign policy and development studies, with a specific focus on the developmental and geopolitical impact of China’s economic statecraft in the African continent. Dr. Alves’ professional record combines research experience in both academia and policy-oriented institutions straddling Portugal, UK, South Africa and Singapore.
Mahmoud Arbouch est économiste au Policy Center for the New South. Il est ingénieur diplômé de l'Institut National de Statistique et d'Economie Appliquée (INSEA - Rabat). Mahmoud est actuellement doctorant à la Faculté de gouvernance des sciences économiques et sociales de l'Université Polytechnique Mohammed VI (FGSES - UM6P), où il travaille sur l'impact des infrastructures publiques sur la croissance et le bien-être au Maroc. Il a précédemment travaillé sur des sujets liés au développement et au financement des infrastructures en Afrique sub-saharienne, à l'économie régionale au Maroc, aux aspects économiques de la migration, ainsi qu’aux politiques sectorielles au Maroc. Mahmoud s'intéresse également aux politiques macroéconomiques et au développement à long terme. Avant de rejoindre l'équipe de recherche économique du Policy Center for the New South, ses recherches ont porté sur la politique monétaire à Bank Al-Maghrib (Banque centrale du Maroc).
Jean-Louis Arcand is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
He is Professor in the Department of International Economics at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, where he was also Department Chair from 2017 to 2020, founding Director of the Center for Finance and Development from 2012 to 2016 and chair of Development Studies from 2009 to 2012.
In his academic career, he has dealt with research in development economics, impact analysis, applied microeconometrics, empirics of civil war, applied contract theory, nutrition and health, empirical analysis of economic growth and decision-making under uncertainty. He is also co-author of the seminal IMF Working Paper ‘Too Much Finance?’ in 2012.
He is a Founding Fellow of the European Union Development Network, a Senior Fellow at the Fondation pour les Etudes et Recherches en Développement International and has been a Visiting Professor at Renmin University of China in Beijing, the Universidade Federal da Bahia and several universities in Africa and the Caribbean. He was assistant and then Associate Professor at the University of Montréal, and Professor at the Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches en DéveloppementoInternational.
Professor Arcand holds a PhD in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an MPhil from Cambridge University and a BA from Swarthmore College.
I graduated from The National Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics as a state engineer in Statistics and applied economics and worked as a statistician and research analyst in the industrial real estate field for a year before joining the Economics PhD program in FGSES.
My field of interest is development economics. In particular, human capital and all its related issues. Including the different ways of improving HC in Africa, education, health, HC policies, relation between HC and the natural resource curse, poverty, and inequalities.
Mina Baliamoune is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
She is Richard de Raismes Kip Professor of Economics at the University of North Florida (UNF) and UNF’s Distinguished Professor and Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South.
Pr. BaliamouneMina holds an MBA and a Ph.D. in Economics from Northeastern University. She has been at UNF since 2000 and has taught courses at the undergraduate and graduate levelsincluding macroeconomics, international trade, the global economy, economic policy, and the Study-Abroad course on the Political Economy of Development in Brazil. Her empirical work on the effect of policy and institutional reforms in Africa has received significant national and international recognition.
Pr. Baliamoune has served as President (2012-2014), and Vice-President (since 2018) of the African Finance and Economics Association (AFEA), Associate Editor of the Journal of African Development, the Journal of Business and Behavioral Sciences, and Information Technology for Development, she has also served on the Editorial Board of Feminist Economics, and the Board of Directors of AFEA and the Eastern Economic Association.
Mehdi Bartal is an Assistant Professor of economics at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
Before joining UM6P, he worked as an economist at Banque de France in Paris and participated in many national and European projects related to financial stability. His research focuses on macroeconomics, housing, labour, with a strong emphasis on income and wealth inequalities. His work combines heterogeneous agents models with microeconomic data and has been presented at leading international academic conferences.
Mehdi Bartal holds an engineering degree from École Spéciale des Travaux Publics de Paris and a PhD in economics from Paris School of Economics. He was Fulbright visiting scholar in the Department of Macroeconomics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Abdelhak Bassou is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
He is a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South. He previously held several positions within the General Directorate of Moroccan National Security where he was head of the border division from 1978 to 1993. He was the former director of the Royal Institute of Police in 1998. He was also Head of Regional Security (Errachidia 1999- 2003, Sidi Kacem 2003-2005) and Central Director of Central General Intelligence from 2006 to 2009.
Pr. Bassou holds a master’s degree in political science and international studies from the Faculty of Law, Economics and Social Sciences in Rabat. His research focuses on international rivalries, geopolitical analysis, security issues such as conflicts and terrorism in Africa.
Since 2018, he has been directing and editing the collectively written annual report on Africa’s geopolitics, published by the PCNS. His works have been featured in numerous world-renowned think tanks and institutions, including a contribution in ‘Towards EU- MENA Shared Prosperity’ (Bruegel, 2017), Evolving Human Security Challenges in the Atlantic Space (Jean Monnet Network, 2019), and is also recurring author and participant in the HEC-PCNS Strategic Dialogues and its corresponding written volumes.
Mohammed Amine Benabdallah is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
Professor of public law (constitutional law, administrative law), holder of a State Doctorate in public law at the University of Paris II (Panthéon-Assas). Legal advisor appointed by His Majesty the King to the “Conseil national de l’Ordre des ingénieurs géomètres topographes” since April 2001. Between 2003 and 2008, he was chargé de mission to the Prime Minister and Advisor to the General Secretariat of the Government. Member of the “Conseil Constitutionnel’’ from 2008 to 2017, then member of the “Conseil Supérieur du Pouvoir Judiciaire” since April 2017.
Among his main publications, « Les prérogatives de l’Etat dans le recours pour excès de pouvoir » Rabat, 1982 ; « La police administrative dans le système juridique marocain », Rabat, 1987, in collaboration with Michel Rousset, « Le service public au Maroc», 2014 and 2018, « Contentieux administratif marocain » REMALD 2014, 2018 and 2022. He participated to about twenty collective works in constitutional law and administrative law, in Morocco and abroad.
Professor Benabdallah is the author of some 180 articles and case law notes, collected in two publications: «Contribution à la doctrine du droit constitutionnel marocain », 2005 and «Contribution à la doctrine du droit administratif marocain », 2008, in three volumes.
Mohamed Benabid is a Professor of Practice at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
He has almost three decades of experience in media landscape. In 1994, he began as a journalist before becoming finance sector editor with a focus and specialization on pension systems, insurance market and social protection system. In 2006, he was appointed Editor-in-chief of l’Economiste.
Mohamed Benabid holds a double PhD in Management Sciences from ISCAE and in Information & Communication Sciences from Université Paris VIII. He is also graduated from journalism school of Strasbourg. He was lecturer in several Master, MBA, DBA courses and Seminars on KM, geopolitics, journalism, media economics, Strategic Management, leadership, Communication, management research methods. He is the co-author of three books (“Africa positive impact, Agir pour un meilleur impact societal”, «Un Chemin Marocain 1999-2019, parcours d’un Royaume en transformation», «Hymne au Management» and published several peer-review papers as well as policy briefs in the field of Management, geopolitics and Media issues.
He is member of the Consultative group on equity, equality of opportunities, and gender approach (Instance de l’Equité, de l’Egalité des Chances et de l’approche genre). He is also Deputy editor-in-chief of the academic journal (indexed on Cairn database) Management & Innovation, Co-founding member of the committee of sages of the Institut marocain d’intelligence stratégique (imis.ma), member of the Moroccan association of business economists (AMEEN) and of International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR). His academic interests are currently on information management issues, notably in the context of digital transformations.
Ahmed Bencheikh is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
He is a former professor at : (i) Cadi Ayyad University (Marrakech), (ii) the University of Quebec in Montreal, (iii) the National Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (Rabat), and the National Institute of Planning and Urbanism (Rabat). Since 2012, Mr. Bencheikh has been an expert trainer in development policy evaluation at the Programme International de Formation en Evaluation de Développement (PIFED), (Quebec, Canada).
Ahmed Bencheikh holds a PhD in Land Use Planning from the University of Montreal, and three graduate degrees in Development Studies (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne, Switzerland), Urban Studies (Institut d’Urbanisme de Grenoble, France), and Political Science (Sciences Po) (Institut d’Études Politiques de Grenoble, France).
Ahmed Bencheikh is the founding president of the Moroccan Evaluation Association (2008), a founding member of the EvalMENA Network (2009), and a founding member of the Francophone Evaluation Network (2009). He is the recipient of the Hassan II Prize for the Environment in the field of scientific and technical research (2001), the African Evaluation Association Award (AfrEA, 2012), the EvalMENA Network Award for his contribution to the promotion of evaluation in the MENA region (2014) and the Francophone Evaluation Network Award (2021).
For more than 20 years, Dorothée Boccanfuso has worked as a development economist and research manager in many member countries of the Francophonie. A graduate of Laval University in Quebec (Ph.D in economics), she was responsible for the first field office of the PEP network in Dakar. She was a professor at the University of Sherbrooke (Quebec) for over 15 years, where she was both teaching and dealing with research and administrative tasks. In addition to her tenure as full professor, she was director of the economics department, director of the PhD program in development economics, vice-dean for management and secretary of the School of Management, vice-dean for research and postgraduate studies. She has been a consultant for various international organizations such as the World Bank, the IMF, the OECD, and the ADB.
Her specialization fields focus on well-being issues (poverty, inequality) mainly in developing countries. She has also worked on environmental issues, natural resources, agriculture, migration and public policies (education, health). She has published over 40 scientific papers, one book and several book chapters. She chaired the expert committee on the guaranteed minimum income of the Government of Quebec in 2016-2018. She was president of the Canadian Society of Economic Sciences from 2013 to 2014. She is “Associate Editor” at the Canadian Journal of Development Studies.
Otaviano Canuto is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South. He is a professorial lecturer of international affairs at the Elliott School of International Affairs - George Washington University, a nonresident senior fellow at Brookings Institution, and principal at Center for Macroeconomics and Development. He is a former vice-president and a former executive director at the World Bank, a former executive director at the International Monetary Fund, and a former vice-president at the Inter-American Development Bank. He is also a former deputy minister for international affairs at Brazil’s Ministry of Finance and a former professor of economics at the University of São Paulo and the University of Campinas, Brazil.
Otaviano Canuto has published widely in peer-reviewed professional journals, has published 8 books, and is a regular contributor to vehicles such as Financial Times, Project Syndicate, VoxEU, Seeking Alpha, TheStreet.com, and others. He has a long experience in managing knowledge networks and providing strategic advice to senior management of multilateral institutions and governments.
Mathieu Charbonneau est professeur assistant de philosophie à l’Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique.
Il est titulaire d’un doctorat en philosophie de l’Université de Montréal, au Canada, où il a aussi enseigné dans divers départements. Il a été chercheur postdoctoral au Konrad Lorenz Institute for Evolution and Cognition Research, à Vienne, Autriche, ainsi qu’au Science Studies Program de la Central European University et Research Fellow dans le cadre d’un ERC Synergy Grant au département de sciences cognitives.
Ses intérêts de recherche portent sur les questions philosophiques entourant le développement technologique et ses impacts sur les capacité cognitives, sociales et culturelles des êtres humains. Il s’intéresse aussi à la philosophie de la biologie et des sciences sociales, et aux questions entourant l’interdisciplinarité.
Khalid Chegraoui is a full-professor and Vice Dean of Political Science and International Relations at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University. His teaching are devoted to history and political anthropology. He began his teaching-research career in 1992 at Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah University in Fez, after obtaining his first doctorate in African studies from Mohammed V University in Rabat, focusing on sub-Saharan Africa. He also obtained a State Doctorate in African Studies from the same university in 2002, with an emphasis on contemporary West Africa. In 2003, he became professor of history and political anthropology at the Institute of African Studies, Mohammed V University.
Marc Dubois is Associate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
He has been a lecturer in economics at the Mayotte University Center since 2019.
Mr. Dubois holds a doctorate from the University of Montpellier. He was also a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Sherbrooke (Canada).
His research questions are mainly theoretical: what is the best way to measure inequalities, poverty, collective well-being? What are the best solutions to a collective decision problem?
Mohamed El Guide is an assistant professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
Holder of a State Doctorate in Applied Mathematics. He conducted research in the Complex Systems and Human Systems laboratory at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P) and in the computer science department
and engineering from the University of Minnesota as a postdoctoral researcher.
His research focuses on the development of numerical methods in linear algebra for image processing, statistical analysis and resolution of PDEs.
Rachid El Houdaigui is Full Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
He is also professor of International Relations at the faculty of law of The Abdelmalek Essaadi University in Tangier, the Royal College of Advanced Military Studies in Kenitra as well as the former Rabat School of Governance and Economics. He is also a visiting professor at Cergy-Pontoise University in Paris, Cadix University (Spain) and at La Sagesse University in Beirut, Lebanon. He has made numerous research visits, notably to the NATO Defense College (Rome). Mr El Houdaigui is also a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South. His research areas cover Maghreb countries, the Euro-Mediterranean partnership and globalization under three aspects: trade, politics and military. Mr. El Houdaïgui is also Morocco’s representative at the Euro-Maghreb Center for Strategic Research and Studies (CEMRES) of the 5+5 defense initiative, and the author of numerous books and articles on International relations and geopolitics: The Mediterranean, North Africa and the Arab world. He is also co-director of the Moroccan-Spanish specialized review “Peace and International Security” and in charge of the Observatory of Mediterranean Studies at Abdelmalek Essaadi University.
Rachid El Houdaigui has a PhD from the University of Toulouse in 2000 under the theme: The Moroccan decision-making system and the management of foreign policy under the reign of Hassan II.
Abdelmohssin El Mokaddem is a Full Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
He is a teacher-researcher with a doctorate in economics and social sciences applied to agriculture and an engineering degree in agroeconomics.
For more than 15 years, he has developed expertise in fields relating to the conservation, management and development of natural resources as well as in the field of economic valuation of ecosystem services and global environmental externalities.
His experiences have enabled him to develop a vast knowledge of the major issues of Morocco with regard to both his field of research and the field of economic and agricultural development. He has worked more specifically, during the last five years, on the evaluation and design of payment mechanisms for systemic services, the economic evaluation of the costs of damage caused by water erosion and on the conservation and improvement. pastoral concentrates for the common good.
Mr. El Mokaddem has also been team leader in several large-scale studies and technical assistance, working with Moroccan and international partners.
Amal El Ouassif is an International Relations Specialist at the Policy Center for the New South. Prior to this, she worked as a program coordinator at the Westminster Foundation for Democracy and served as a consultant in development policies with the office of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Morocco. She is also a former bluebook trainee in the Directorate General of Employment Social Affairs and Inclusion in the European Commission in Brussels. Amal has a Master of Art in EU’s International Relations and Diplomacy Studies, from the College of Europe in Bruges and a Master in Development Studies from UPMF-Grenoble. Her area of interest include Africa- Europe cooperation and migration.
Jean Erk has just joined Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, and will be teaching the first two parts of Qualitative Research Methods in the Social Sciences course (RES502 in the Fall and RES504 in the Winter semesters) for the Masters’ programmes in Political Science and Global Affairs. Professor Erk’s own research covers different scholarly subfields, substantive contexts, theoretical schools, and methodological approaches; he is thus aware of the need to provide a comprehensive and inclusive approach to the study of various different qualitative research methods appropriate to different political contexts and scholarly choices.
Youssef Errami is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
Since 2016, he served at the ESC Pau Business School, starting as Dean of Research and Faculty before adding on the role of Acting Director and then that of General Director in 2018. He is also visiting professor at the University of East London and Honorary Senior Research Associate at the University of Delhi.
Professor Errami’s research focuses on public and private managerial innovation and leadership and on public policy management. He is the author of numerous publications in research journals, including the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Management International, Journal of Business Strategy, Journal of Economic Integration, Applied Economics, International Economics and Energy Economics.
Professor Errami pursued his undergraduate and graduate education at the Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, (1999), specializing in the Management of Agri-Food Systems and International Economics. In 2007 at the same university, he defended his PhD on performance management and business environments.
Alaà Ghandour is a Phd student in cognitive science at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University and Grenoble Alpes University. She obtained her master's degree in speech therapy in 2017 from Saint Joseph University in Beirut, Lebanon. her research focuses on learning to read and transcribe in Arabic.
Her thesis project (co-directed by Dominique Guillo and Sylviane Valdois) aims to assess the effect of different types of cognitive training (morphological, phonological and visual) on the performance and difficulties of children learning to read in Morocco.
Dominique Guillo is a Professor-researcher at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
He is professor of sociology at the Faculty of Governance, Economic and Social Sciences, where he also serves as vice dean of behavioral sciences for public policies and director of the African Center for Behavioral Sociology.
He is a former student of the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Paris-Saclay / Cachan), and holds a Phd from Paris-Sorbonne University.
His work aims to build perspectives that articulate the social sciences, behavioral sciences and natural sciences on themes which are at the heart of public policies.
He was a member of the aggregation jury for economic and social sciences in France and of the CNRS National Committee (section 36). He has published eight authored books.Some have been translated into English and Russian and one of them won a ‘’Grand Prix’’ from the French Academy. His latest book, The Forgotten Foundations of Culture, an Ecological Approach, Seuil, was published in 2018.
Eduardo Haddad is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
He is a Full Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of Sao Paulo, directing the Regional and Urban Economics Lab (NEREUS). He is also Affiliate Research Professor at the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory at the University of Illinois. He is a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South.
Professor Haddad has published widely in professional journals on regional and interregional input-output analysis, computable general equilibrium Modeling, and various aspects of regional economic development in developing countries; he has also contributed to chapters in international books of regional science and economic development. His research focuses on large-scale modeling of multi-regional economic systems, with a special interest in Modeling integration applied to transportation, climate change, and spatial interaction.
Prof. Haddad received his B.A. in Economics from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, in 1993, and his Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Illinois. In January- December 1998, he held a post-doctoral position at the University of Oxford. He has served as President of the Brazilian Regional Science Association (2008-2010) and as the first president of the Regional Science Association of the Americas (2008-2010). He is currently the President of the Regional Science Association International (RSAI). He was the Director of Research of the Institute of Economic Research Foundation from 2005 to 2013. He has spent from January 2014 to June 2015 a sabbatical period as a visitor at the Department of Economics at Princeton University and the Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Policy and Planning at Rutgers University. In 2017-2018, he was the Chairman of the Department of Economics at USP.
Faiçal Hossaini is a full professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
Before joining the University, Mr. Hossaini worked as an economist in the Department of Economic Studies at Bank Al-Maghrib, where he developed, for more than ten years, an expertise in various fields related to monetary policy. He has also taught economics and econometrics at numerous universities in Morocco and abroad.
Mr. Hossaini holds a PhD in management science, with a specialization in macroeconomics, obtained at Mohammed V University in Rabat, as well as a master's degree in economics from the University of Quebec in Montreal and an MBA in finance from the same university. His research interests focus on economic issues in developing countries, including Morocco, in particular, economic cycles and policies, open macroeconomics and applied econometrics.
Aomar Ibourk is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
He is a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South, and a professor of quantitative methods and social economics at Cadi Ayyad University. He is director of the Research Laboratory in Social and Solidarity Economy, Governance and Development at Cadi Ayyad University, who focuses on econometric methodologies and impact assessment methods applied to social sciences (labour economics, migration, education and development economics) and also in charge of the doctoral program in Economics.
He is a member of the Moroccan Association of Business Intelligence, an associate member of the Global Labor Organization (GLO), the Moroccan representative in the Femise network, and an associate researcher in several institutes and research centres .
He has been a consultant for several national and international organizations (the Instance Nationale d’Evaluation auprès du Conseil Supérieur de l’Education, de la Formation et de la Recherche Scientifique; the World Bank, the ILO.) on issues relating to Morocco and several Arab and Francophone African countries.
He has several publications in international scientific journals and has contributed to several collective works. Mr. Ibourk’s PhD thesis was on «Contribution to the econometrics of the labour market matching process: Macro and microeconometric approaches, with a contribution to the modelling of censored and truncated data».
His research interests include applied econometrics, data science, economic policy modelling, labour economics, economics of education and development economics.
Paul Isbell is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
He is a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Transatlantic Leadership Network in Washington, D.C. He was an adjunct professor at the School of Global and Public Affairs of IE University in Madrid (2019-2022) where he teached energy, environmental governance and policy, the political economy of climate change, and global political economy.
Previously he was the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Fellow and the CAF Energy Fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations, Johns Hopkins University SAIS. Prior to that he was a Senior Research Analyst at the Elcano Royal Institute in Madrid where, over the years, he was Senior Fellow for International Economy, the founder and director of the Energy and Climate Change Program, and a Senior Research Associate dedicated to US-Spain bilateral relations. He was an economic analyst for emerging market economies and currencies at Banco Santander and has taught at the undergraduate and graduate level at 14 universities on all Atlantic Basin continents. More recently he has been a climate change consultant for the World Resource Institute on land restoration in Latin America (WRI) and an energy and climate change consultant for the Inter-American Development Bank on low carbon transition.
Pr. Isbell is the author of Energy and the Atlantic: The Shifting Energy Landscapes of the Atlantic Basin (2012); co-author and editor of The Future of Energy in the Atlantic Basin (2015), and of Energy and Transportation in the Atlantic Basin (2017). He received a bachelor’s degree in international economics from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a master’s degree from the University of Dar es Salaam.
Larabi Jaïdi is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
He is a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South.His research expertise centers around international economy, economic policies, international economic relations, economy of regions, social development, international relations, and Mediterranean studies. He is also a member of the Special Commission on the Development Model of Morocco, a consultative body created in November 2019, with the mandate to formulate the guidelines for the new developmental model of the country. He is a former Professor at the Mohamed V University in Rabat-Agdal as well as founding member of the Centre Marocain de Conjoncture and of the Groupement d’Etudes et de Recherches sur la Méditerrannée.
Pr. Jaïdi previously served as Advisor to the Prime Minister and to the Minister of Economics and Finance and currently acts as independent expert to the Moroccan Competition Council and the Moroccan Authority against Corruption. He is a member of the Adderrahim Bouabid Foundation Board.
Pr. Jaïdi has authored various publications relating to economics, social development and international economic relations. He has been directing and editing the collectively written annual report on African Economies, published by Policy Center for the New South, since 2019, and is a regular participant and contributor to the HEC-PCNS Strategic Dialogues and its corresponding written volumes. His work has been featured in prestigious peer reviewed academic journals, including Revue d’Economie Financière (Volume n° 136), as well as contributions in world renowned think tanks, i.e. ‘Towards EU-MENA Shared Prosperity’ (Bruegel, 2017). Jaïdi has also co-edited the book ‘Le Partenariat Afrique-Europe en quête de sens’ (PCNS, 2018).
Abdelkabir Kamili is an assistant professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
He holds a PhD in Economic and Social Sciences Applied to Agriculture from the Agronomic and Veterinary Institute - Hassan II in Rabat. He also holds a Master of Science in Economics and Fisheries Management from the University of Barcelona and a State Engineer Diploma in Rural Economics from the National School of Agriculture in Meknes.
He has experience in the economics and management of natural resources in general and fishery resources in particular. His areas of expertise also include bioeconomic modeling, computable general equilibrium economic modeling, national accounts, value chain economics and value chain analysis. He worked for 18 years at the National Institute of Fisheries Research (Morocco) as a researcher in fisheries’ economics. As such, he participated in several national and international projects and represented Morocco in the “Socio-economy and Trade” working group of the CCLME-FAO project (Protection of the Large Marine Ecosystem of the Canary Current).
Yassine Kaouane holds a Phd in applied mathematics from the University of Marrakech, in co-supervision with the Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale (Calais, France), within the framework of the Doctoral School of Engineering Sciences (Lille), in partnership with the Laboratory of Applied Mathematics Joseph Liouville / LMPA (Calais, Pas de Calais) and the Laboratory of Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (Guéliz Marrakech).
Emmanuel Kemel is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
After graduating in engineering, Emmanuel Kemel specialized in economics and in cognitive sciences. He worked as an expert for the French Ministry of Sustainable Development and defended his PhD in Economics (University Paris1 Panthéon- Sorbonne). Since 2015, he is a CNRS researcher at GREGHEC and an affiliate professor at HEC.
His research focuses on the measurement and analysis of attitudes towards time and uncertainty. He is specialized in the design and econometric analysis of behavioral experiments. The methodological and empirical results of his work apply to management and micro-economics, but also to the evaluation of public policies.
He has published papers in leading journals in behavioral decision making and transport economics. He teaches courses on behavioral economics and decision theory
Kidane Kiros is an associate professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University. He holds a doctorate in development studies. Before joining the UM6P and the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), his professional background was mainly related to teaching, research and educational administration. From 2003 to 2014, he taught in various faculties of the University of Addis Ababa (AAU) and was Acting Director of Institute of Federal Studies, as well as Senior Administrator and Chief Financial Officer for Continuing Education and at distance to AAU. He has also worked with humanitarian organizations, notably with the Ethiopian Red Cross (as head of the Wollo Zone Branch Office), the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent (as a member of the group of East African Regional Food Security Work - WGFS) and with the Ethiopian Red Cross (as a member of the National Food Security Working Group - WGFS). He is currently on a sabbatical from the University of Addis Ababa.
Mohammed Loulichki is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
He is a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South, who focuses on Diplomacy, conflicts resolution and Human rights. He has an extensive experience of over 40 years in diplomacy and legal affairs. He assumed inter alia the functions of member and Deputy-Head of the moroccan delegation to the 3d Conference on the Law of the Sea (1982-1990), Head of the Department of Legal Affairs and Treaties in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1988-1991), General Director for Multilateral Affairs in the Ministry of foreign Affairs (2003-2006).He was also Ambassador of Morocco to Hungary, Bosnia – Herzegovina and Croatia (1995-1999), Ambassador Coordinator of the Government of Morocco with MINURSO (1999 – 2001), Ambassador to the United Nations in Geneva (2006-2008) and New York (2001-2003 and 2008-2014), as well as President of the Security Council (December 2012).
Mr. Loulichki was appointed President of the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the Security Council (2013), President of the working Group on Peace Keeping Operations (2012), Vice-President of the Human Rights Council (2006), Facilitator of the Universal Periodic Review of the said Council (2006 and 2010) and President of the National Committee in charge of the follow up on nuclear matters (2003-2006).
Mr. Loulichki graduated from Ecole nationale d’administration (Rabat), University Mohamed V (Rabat) and Sorbonne (Paris).
Jamal Machrouh is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
Since March 2018, he is Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South where he focuses on Geopolitics and International Relations issues. He is also professor of international relations at the National School of Business and Management, Ibn Toufaïl University where he teaches Geopolitics since 2012.
Jamal Machrouh is lecturer at the Royal College of Advanced Military Studies of Kénitra, at the Moroccan Academy of Diplomatic Studies and at Södertörn University of Stockholm, Sweden.
Prof. Machrouh received his PhD in March 2007 at Tours University, France under the theme “The Status of Developing Countries under the World Trade Organization Dispute Settlement System”. He started his carrier as administrator at the High Court of Audit, Rabat. From 2017 to 2021, Jamal Machrouh was a member of the Jury for the “Concours National d’Agrégation”, Ministry of National Education.
He is the author of a book titled Justice and Development under World Trade Organization and of various articles dealing with international relations and geopolitics.
Manal Mouhsine is a PhD student at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University. She holds a master's degree in strategic intelligence from Information Science School (Rabat). Before joining UM6P, Manal worked for national and international think tanks where she carried out activities related to horizon scanning and strategic foresight analysis. Her area of interest includes strategic foresigh
Maroua Mounsif is a pre-doctoral student and teaching assistant at Mohamed VI Polytechnic University. She holds a master’s degree in Global Affairs and a bachelor’s in Political Science from The Faculty of Governance, Economics and Social Sciences (FGSES). Before joining the Political Science and Global Studies PhD program, Maroua worked as a Research Analyst at Medialis ltd.
Clotilde Nouët is Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Mohammed VI Polytechnique University. A former student of the École Normale Supérieure de Paris, « agrégée » in philosophy, she holds a PhD from University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and the Humboldt University (Berlin). She was a postdoctoral researcher for two years in University Lyon 3 and Lyon 2 and has been teaching philosophy at the University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne, the University of Poitiers, and Sciences-Po. Her research is mainly in political philosophy and critical theory, and focuses on questions of democracy, public space and citizenship, theories of the State, and contemporary critiques of capitalism. She also has strong interests in feminist philosophy and the epistemology of social sciences.
She is a member of the ANR French Research Programm “Egalibex” on Free Speech, and an organizer of its monthly seminar at University Lyon 3 (“La liberté d’expression”). She is a member of the ANR French Research Programm “Capacités et vulnerabilités du sujet de droit” and an organizer of its monthly seminar at Espace éthique Île-de-France.
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Déborah Perez est Professeur Assistant à l’Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique.
Titulaire d’un Doctorat en science politique à l’IEP d’Aix-en-Provence, d’un Diplôme de l’ENS Ulm, en sciences sociales spécialité secondaire géographie, mineure monde arabe, d’un Master de sciences sociales, EHESS, mention études politiques et d’un Master en Affaires publiques de Sciences Po Paris. Déborah Perez est Docteure associée au Centre Maurice Halbwachs (EHESS/ENS), et MESOPOLHIS (IEP d’Aix-en-Provence). Elle est également chargée de cours à l’Université Paris-Dauphine et l’Université d’Aix-Marseille. Pr. Perez a écrit trois articles dans des revues à comité de lecture, un article dans des revues sans comité de lecture et trois chapitres d’ouvrages. Elle a participé à plusieurs colloques, journées d’études et séminaires.
Nicolas Porot is assistant professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
He is a philosopher specialized in cognitive science. A significant part of his work focuses on the structure of thought and its interface with cognitive processes.
Prior to joining UM6P, he was a postdoctoral researcher in Bence Nanay's research group at the Center for Philosophical Psychology in Antwerp. He earned a doctorate from the Philosophy Program at CUNY Graduate Center, where he spent time as a visiting student at Yale University and the Jean Nicod Institute. He holds a research master's degree in cognitive science (EHESS-ENS-Paris V) and a B.A. in philosophy (UCLA).
Hassan Rachik is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
Anthropologist, he was Professor at Hassan II University (1982-2021), Director of the Moroccan Center for Social Sciences (2017-2021), Fulbright Scholar (1993-1994), Member of the Special Commission for the Development Model (2019-2021). Visiting Professor in American, European and Arab universities (Princeton, Brown, Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris, Saint-Joseph University in Beirut, Institute For the Study of Islamic Civilizations in London...). He devoted his first field research to the interpretation of sacrificial rituals and politics (1990, 1992), the explanation of social changes within rural areas (2000). He studied the uses of ideologies (nationalist, Amazigh and Islamist), the processes of secularization (2003, 2006), how religions turn into ideologies, and how ideologies permeate the common knowledge. Within the same perspective of the sociology of knowledge, he has studied colonial and post-colonial anthropological knowledge (2012).
He published many books including Sacré et sacrifice dans le Haut Atlas (1990) ; Le sultan des autres: Rituel et politique dans le Haut Atlas (1992) ; Comment rester nomade (2000) ; Symboliser la nation (2003) ; Le proche et le lointain; Un siècle d’anthropologie au Maroc (2012) ; Anthropologie des plus proches. Retour sur le temps de mes parents (2012) ; L’esprit du terrain (2016) ; Eloge des identités molles (2016) ; Socio-anthropologie rurale, Structure, organisation, changement dans la campagne maghrébine (2019); Devenir anthropologue chez soi (2022). Author of several articles in French, Arabic and English including: « How Religion turns into Ideology » (2009); « Moroccan Islam? On Geertz’s Generalization” (2009); “On the Authority of Disciples, Essay on the Rise of Islamic Fundamentalism and its transformation” (2015); “Patterns of Sacrifice and Power Structure” (2019); “Understanding Colonial Anthropology: On the Ethnographic Situation Approach” (2020).
El Mostafa Rezrazi is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
He is a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South. His area of expertise covers Afro-AsianAffairs, Security Studies, Terrorism, Extremism and Deradicalization.
He got his Ph.D. in Regional & International Affairs from the University of Tokyo in 1998, and a Doctorate from the University of Mohammed V on the Psychological dynamisms of Suicide Bombers (2014). He is a member of the steering Committee of the National Program of deradicalization ‘‘Moussalaha/ Reconciliation’’ and was appointed since 2021 a Co-Chair of the Working Group on Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Returnees. EU-MENA Information Sharing and Analysis Network. CEPOL. He is the executive director of the Moroccan Observatory on Extremism and Violence, Director of the African Center for Asian Studies. He is serving as a lecturer at the Collège Royal de l’Enseignement Militaire Supérieur, and a visiting Professor at the University Mohammed V. In 2017, he was appointed a Co-coordinator of the OBOR China-Morocco Research Group, and a member of the Advisory Board of The Euro- African Studies Institute, Hanyang University Seoul.
Pr. Rezrazi is the president for the second term of the Moroccan Association for Asian Studies. He has served as a distinguished professor in the school of law of Sapporo Gakuin University, a professor & Deputy Director of the Institute of International Relations in Hagoromo University in Osaka, a researcher at the National Center of Area studies in Minpaku, Osaka, an associate researcher at The Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Monotheistic Religions (CISMOR) at Doshisha University in Kyoto. He served also as a political Analyst at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research (ECSSR) in Abou Dhabi, a JSPS research fellow at Tohoku University. Sendai, and a Visiting Fellow in Princeton University.
TRAORE Sâ Benjamin has a Doctorate in Law (Magna Cum Laude), University of Neuchâtel (With a bourse d’exellence of Swiss National Foundation for Scientific Research Doc.ch) (2013-2018).
Prior to his PhD, he completed his LLM in International Humanitarian Law and Human Rights at the Geneva Academy of international humanitarian law and Human Rights, a joint excellence center of the Graduate institute of international and Development studies and the University of Geneva.
In terms of teaching and research, he has extensive experience from one of the most prestigious academic institutions that focuses on international law and politics: the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva where he served as a teaching and research assistant. Moreover, he also worked as a Lecturer at the University of Neuchâtel.
His last position as the Project Coordinator for the African Coalition for Corporate Accountability (ACCA) has given him the opportunity to understand the issues related to the role of law in combating business related human rights and environmental abuses while also allowing him to build a solid network at the regional and international level, whether with AU institutions, state representatives at the UN bodies, or international NGOs.
Abdallah Saaf is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
He is a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South, Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Mohammed V University in Rabat, and Director of the Center for Studies in Social Sciences Research (CERSS), as well as founder of the Moroccan Association of Political Science. His research focuses on political science, international relations, policies and development strategies as well as public policies.
Professor Saaf was a member of the commission in charge of revising the Constitution in July 2011, and member of the Scientific Committee at the Global Forum for Humans rights. He was formerly Minister of Education from 1998 to 2004. Prior to this, he was Dean of the Faculty of Legal, Economic & Social Sciences in Mohammadia (1996- 1998), and Visiting Professor at the University of Nanterre, France in 1989. He also manages an annual publication called “Strategic Report of Morocco” since 1995, and has authored over a dozen books since 1993, on topics ranging from the role of the state in society to Marxism.
Professor Saaf holds a doctorate in in Public Law (1979), a degree in philosophy from Paris Sorbonne and numerous other post-graduate qualifications in Political Science and Law.
Ouidade Sabri is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
She is Professor of Marketing at IAE Paris-Sorbonne Business School as well as Director of its Executive Master in Marketing et Business Practices. Her research focuses on brand communication, sales promotion, consumer behavior, marketing performance and data science.
She is the author of four books on marketing, digital and data analysis and has published numerous articles in international and national journals on consumer behavior, psychology and beyond including the Journal of Marketing Theory and Practice, the Journal of Consumer Research, the Journal of Business Ethics, Technological Forecasting and Social Change and Psychology & Marketing.
After her Classes Préparatoires cycle, Professor Sabri pursued a Master’s in Management from the ESCP Business School and a Research Master’s in Marketing and Strategy as well as a PhD in Management Science from Paris-Dauphine University. She was also Post-Doctoral Fellow at Essec Business School.
Professor Sabri is the recipient of awards from the Academy of Marketing Science and the Fondation Nationale pour l’Enseignement de la Gestion des Entreprises.
Luc Savard is a full professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
He holds a PhD in economics from the Paris School of Economics in 2006. Prior to joining Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, he was a full professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Sherbrooke for over 15 years. He was co-founder and director of the International Economics and Development Research Group (GREDI) from 2005 to 2013 and director of economics programs from 2015 to 2019. Before joining the University of Sherbrooke, he was head of IDRC MIMAP in Dakar. He was also an associate researcher at CREFA at Laval University for 7 years. He has been a consultant for many institutions such as the World Bank, IMF, OECD, Asian Development Bank, GTZ, UNICEF and has worked directly with several governments (Morocco, Gabon, Burundi, Senegal, Quebec , etc.).
He is the author of some 40 scientific publications and book chapters and he is co-author of a book entitled Economic Policies for Development: Computable General Equilibrium Models. His research themes focus on the environment and natural resources, public spending and analysis of the impact on poverty and inequalities. His recent research focuses on the links between macro-type models and micro-simulation models. He is an associate editor for the International Journal of Micro simulation and the Canadian Journal of Development Economics.
Moritz Schmoll is Assistant Professor in Political Science at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P).
Prior to joining UM6P, he was an LSE Fellow at the Department of International Development, LSE. He obtained his PhD in Political Science at the Department of Government, LSE, and holds an MSc in Comparative Politics (Middle East) from Sciences Po.
His doctoral dissertation focused on the everyday enforcement of tax laws in Egypt. His research interests include the politics of everyday governance, public administrations in developing countries, and the political economy of development, with a particular regional focus on the Middle East and North Africa.
Norman Sempijja is an associate professor at Mohammed Vi polytechnique Université in Morocco. He holds a PhD in international politics (2013) from Kingston University UK. He also has an MA in Diplomatic Studies from Keele Univeristy UK and BA Social Sciences from Makerere University Uganda. He has taught a number of courses in international relations and political science in France, United Kingdom, South Africa and Spain.
His research focuses on international security especially peacekeeping and peacebuilding in Africa. He also has research interests in inter-organisational cooperation in peacekeeping and peacebuilding with specific focus on European Union, United Nations and African Union. He has published widely in journals like African security, journal of contemporary African studies, stability, Conflict security and development, Revista CIDOB d’Afers Internacionals, Africa review and politkon. He has published an edited book; Africa rising navigating the nexus between rhetoric and emerging reality. He has further published book chapters with publishers like Springer, Routledge and EUNSA.
His teaching specialisation at Mohammed VI university is in international relations theory, contemporary issues in international relations, political philosophy and the African state.
Emmanuel Trouche is assistant professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
He is professor in psychology and cognitive sciences. He uses methods of experimental psychology for a better understanding of the cognitive mechanisms linked to reasoning, individual and collective decision-making and learning methods.
After initial training in mathematics and statistics, he obtained a master's degree in cognitive science from the Cogmaster (ENS / EHESS / Paris 5) then a doctorate in psychology focusing on over-confidence, reasoning and argumentation. He then served as a postdoctoral fellow at Yale University for two years. In the laboratory headed by Professor Frank Keil, he worked on the teaching of science and technology in primary schools in France. He also assisted Professor Emmanuel Sander during the launch of a national project reorganizing the mathematics program at the CP level from research in cognitive sciences and didactics (ACE-Arithmécole).
He also participated in a project entitled “Education to the Critical Spirit” within the Jean Nicod Institute and trained many teachers and future teachers in the psychology of learning within the INSPE of the Academy of Versailles. .
Emmanuel Selorm Tsyawo is an assistant professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University. He received his doctorate in economics from Temple University in May 2020. His research interests are microeconometrics and empirical industrial organization. His teaching interests include econometrics and (applied) microeconomics.
Hind Zaamounis a PhD student and teaching assistant at Mohamed VI Polytechnic University. She holds a master’s degree in international relations from University of Turin (Italy). She previously held the position of research assistant at the UM6P. She is the author of two policy papers, published by the Policy Center for the New South. Her current PhD project aims to explore the impact of the geopolitical dynamics on peacebuilding implementation in the context of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Her area of interest include: conflict resolution, post-conflict transitions, peacebuilding and reconciliation.
Rabha Zeidguy is a Full Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.
Professor at the Ecole nationale d’administration and at various universities in Morocco and France, from 1984 to 2018. She was previously Member of the High Counsel for Audiovisual Communication of the High Authority of Audiovisual Communication (HACA), appointed by His Majesty the King, in charge of legal affairs (2011 – 2018); Member of the High Instance of National Dialogue on the Reform of the judiciary (May 2012-June 2013); Secretary General of the Central Instance for the Prevention of Corruption (ICPC) (2008-2011); Director of Administrative reform at the Ministry of the Modernization of Public Sectors (2005-2008) – namely in charge of implementing the PARAP with the support of the World Bank, EU and ADB, aiming at modernizing human resources management in the public sector; Head of the Department of Legal and Administrative Affairs, in charge of international cooperation, at CDVM – Morocco’s market authority (1996-2002); Board member at CDVM (2002-2015); Internships Director at the National School of Public Administration (1992-1993).
Her fields of interest include issues related to business law, regulation, public governance, integrity, and gender.
Hayat Zouiten is an assistant professor at University Mohammed VI Polytechnique. She is a professor of mathematics and computer science. Before joining UM6P, she worked for the Faculty of Legal, Economic and Social Sciences - Ain Sebaâ of Hassan II University in Casablanca where she was responsible for teaching various courses. H. Zouiten holds a doctorate in applied mathematics in 2018 from Moulay Ismail University in Meknes. She has published 9 research articles in international journals. During her doctoral years, she was invited for several research stays at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. She has also presented her research at numerous international conferences. Her research activities with UM6P are focused on risk and time modeling for individual decision making and in organizations.