Research Activities

To discharge its mission, the Foundation pursues the following goals:

  • The establishment of new research centers at major universities, programs that in turn create new initiatives and programs at their respective institutions. A list of affiliated and associated programs can be found here.
  • The organization of workshops and conferences, either through affiliated research centers or else convened independently by the Foundation itself. These forums furnish crucial space for intellectual collaboration, creative brainstorming, and vigorous debate between leading scholars.
  • The provision of grants and fellowships to individual researchers in various disciplines, including political science, sociology, and anthropology, to enable them to complete book projects and other publications of critical importance. A list of supported scholars can be found here.
  • The coordination of ad hoc work committees with partner institutions, designed to address pressing social and political issues as they emerge.

As part of its mandate, the Foundation is also exploring involvement outside the traditional social scientific domain. It has, for instance, recently helped produce documentaries on artistic and cultural activities.

"Gone with the Wind? Four Years after the Arab Spring"

Inaugural Conference of the Middle East and North African Studies Program, Notherwestern University (PDF) by Prince Moulay Hicham Ben Abdallah
Friday, October 23, 2015

In the Press
The Other Morocco

An article by Moulay Hicham in the French publication 'Pouvoirs'

Morocco five years from now, in the aftermath of the “Cumin Revolution” : through such a projection and without any recourse to political fiction,the article draws an a posteriori balance sheet of the current stalemate by looking at the solutions proposed. Such a reversal of perspective makes it possible to raise old questions, left unanswered, in a new form. In this light, the “new Morocco” seems like a pipe dream, the confinement of the country into a waiting room following the current wait-and-see policy, a real utopia. Yet, the other Morocco – a country where life would be easy and pleasant – is within reach.

A Whisper to a Roar, the Film
Opening Remarks, Los Angeles

Clip from Prince Moulay Hicham’s Opening Remarks at the World Premiere of “A Whisper to a Roar” at the Directors’ Guild Theatre in Los Angeles on October 3, 2012, where he speaks to “the conflict between human nature and the human spirit.”

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