La chaire du Machrek, Collège de France

La chaire du Machrek, Collège de France, Paris
The Collège de France, which is an institute of higher education where basic research is jointly pursued and taught, was founded by François I, King of France from 1515 to 1547.

The teaching does not deal with established knowledge but with knowledge in the making ; it changes every year, in accordance with the latest research and has no pre-established pattern. Part of the teaching may be given in French institutions of higher education, outside Paris, in France or other countries ; or in Universities and research centers abroad. Most Professors are in charge of a laboratory or a research center.


Global Climate Change, Human Security & Democracy project, Orfalea Center at University of California, Santa Barbara

Global Climate Change, Human Security & Democracy project, Orfalea Center, Santa Barbara
The “Climate project” is a four-year project of the Orfalea Center for Global & International Studies that focuses on the political fallout that can be anticipated as a result of climate change and the many dangerous developments that can be expected to occur in the decades ahead including severe drought, coastal flooding, polar melting, ocean acidification, and increased rivalry over scarce resources of arable land and fresh water.

The project considers climate change and ecological balance from the perspective of democracy and human rights, and more broadly, human security.  

Program on Good Governance and Political Reform in the Arab World, Center on Democracy, Stanford University

The Program on Good Governance and Political Reform in the Arab World, Center on Democracy, Stanford University
The Program on Good Governance and Political Reform in the Arab World at the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law at Stanford University examines the different social and political dynamics within Arab countries and the evolution of their political systems, focusing on the prospects, conditions, and possible pathways for political reform in the region.

This multidisciplinary program brings together both scholars and practitioners-from the policy making, civil society, NGO (non-government organization), media, and political communities-as well as other actors of diverse backgrounds from the Arab world, to consider how democratization and more responsive and accountable governance might be achieved, as a general challenge for the region and within specific Arab countries.

"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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