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PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
  • Legal consultant [Link: Word - PDF], practicing attorney at law and international expert, member of the Casablanca Order of Lawyers, with pleading powers before all Moroccan courts, including the Moroccan Supreme Court. Also authorized to carry out professional legal advising of foreign firms operating in Morocco, and most particularly in the context of the new "Free Trade Agreement" between Morocco and the USA.
  • Leading professor with a 33-year North African and Middle East focused academic and public service career producing powerful learning opportunities for civilian and military university students as well as corporate and public service high level management leaders. Versatile and effective Educator and former University Vice President recognized for teaching excellence based on theoretical input, field experience, outstanding communication skills and the relevant use of IT support for effective teaching and interaction with students. Highly recognized among peers especially for the initiation and the successful creation of various cooperative projects between US academic institutions and Moroccan universities.
  • World-renown researcher with three effectively and fully funded programs (Fulbright Scholar, Fulbright Visiting Specialist on Islam and once co-director of a US-AID/ALO funded project in university leadership training), and a prolific body of research results and multiple publications including books, book chapters, articles, papers and conference lectures and presentations in various languages including Arabic, English, French and (some) Spanish.
  • Very Respected guest lecturer in various US universities including Harvard University (JFK School of Government), Purdue University in West Lafayette, IUPUI in Indianapolis, Indiana State University, the College of Charleston, Wayne State College in Detroit, the German based George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies and and the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. Active participant in the UCLA Burkle Center Conference Series on "Mid-East Regional Security" which group leading scholars and policy makers from all Middle East and North African countries, including Iran, Israel, Palestine and Turkey.
  • Former Governor of Casablanca (Morocco) and Ministerial level senior director in the departments of Communication and Interior carrying out leadership functions in multiple sectors and acquiring very deep insight of Islamic communities, local and national bureaucracies as well as management peculiarities in middle-eastern settings.
  • Member of the UNDP Committee of experts working on the 2006 Arab Human Development Report(Cairo, December 2005) and of the UNDP/SSRC/Population Council Committee of Experts working on "Strategy Development of Social Sciences in the Middle East Region" (Beirut, April 2006).
EDUCATION

Sorbonne University of Paris I - Pantheon - 1986 Paris, France
Ph.D. with Honorary distinction of “Very Good” in Public Administration
Dissertation Title: “La Recherche de l'Efficacité dans la Gestion Publique au Maroc" [“Efficiency Concerns in Moroccan Public Management”]

University Mohammed V, School of Law and Social Sciences - 1977 Rabat, Morocco
Masters with Honorary distinction of “Very Good” in Public Law (with certificates of Superior Studies in Political Science, International Relations, Constitutional Law and administrative Law)
Thesis Title: « The Moroccan Service Civil »

University Mohamed V, School of Law and Social Sciences - 1973 Rabat, Morocco
Bachelor in Public Law and Political Science with Honors
Graduated at the top of the 1973 class (over 450 students)

Fairfax High School - 1969 Fairfax, VA
High School Diploma as an "American Field Service" foreign exchange student

Lycée Mohammed V - 1968 Casablanca, Morocco
Baccalauréat in "Lettres Modernes" (Focus in English and American studies)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Hassan II University Mohammedia, Morocco
Professor of Constitutional Law and Comparative Constitutional Systems 1998-2005
Teaching Activity:
Taught (in Arabic and French) introductory courses of public Law, bases of Constitutional law and Constitutional theory, Comparative Political Regimes (including the peculiarities of Islamic States) as well as (in English) a special course of "American Studies" to Moroccan and international students majoring in English.
Research Activity:
Authored more than 40 course chapters, presented 17 papers in international forums and congresses, and served as the Principal Researcher on three research projects: as a Jury Member of two doctoral dissertations and as an Advising Specialist on two field projects. Recognized as a Fulbright Visiting Specialist on Islam to Harvard University [“Direct Access to the Muslim World”-May 2004] and as a Distinguished lecturer at various international forums, i.e. the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Munich (Fall 2004 and Spring 2005) and the NATO/Rand Corporation Conference on “Gulf Security” in Doha, Qatar (April 2004).
Departmental Service:
Advised students, recruited prospective students, chaired Curriculum Development Committee, served on faculty recruitment committees, and mentored junior colleagues. Created and managed a new degree of "Public Law" launched in 2002 within the ongoing reform of higher education in Morocco.
University Service:
- Initiated and launched a Partnership Program between Hassan II University and Indiana State University which is still benefiting students, faculty and researchers from both campuses.
- Planned, presented for international funding and implemented two projects ($250,000 each): "University Management Leadership in Morocco" and "Sports Management Training" benefiting 20 Moroccan University Presidents and Deans and 16 key sports managers from both the Moroccan Ministry of youth and sports and the Moroccan Royal Federation of Soccer.
- Successfully worked on forging partnerships between local businesses and the University to pilot programs of placement of graduates, most particularly with the Casablanca Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Casablanca Regional Investment Office.
- Elected board member at the University by fellow faculty (2003-2005).

Mohammed V University Rabat, Morocco
Professor of Administrative Law and Local Administration 1973-1992
Teaching Activity:
Taught (in Arabic and French) courses of Comparative Administrative Organization, History of Public Administration, European Administrative Law, Jurisprudence of the French "Conseil d'Etat" and "Tribunal des Conflits", as well as (in English) courses of “English Terminology” to students majoring in development economics and political science.
Research Activity:
Authored 2 books, 2 doctoral dissertations, numerous newspaper articles and 68 course chapters, presented 35 papers in local and international conferences, chaired 2 doctoral dissertations and 6 Masters Degree dissertations and participated in various dissertations juries. Fulbright Scholar to George Washington University (School of Government and Business Administration), 1984- 1985.
Departmental Service:
Continuously participated in department bureau activities, including student advising, research assistance, conference organizing and student “public debate” monitoring.
University and Community Service: Active academic representation at the international level and most particularly at the:
- ACTION sponsored Conference on Volunteer Service (Vienna, Austria, 1976)
- Conference of the African Association of Political Science (Rabat, Morocco, 1978)
- National Colloquium on Decentralization and Local Administration (Rabat, Morocco, 1979)
- International Conference on Administrative Reform, organized by the Arab Organization of Administrative Sciences (Rabat, 1981)
- Schloss Leopoldskron Seminar on American Law and Legal Institutions (Salzburg, Austria, 1986)
- UNESCO Meeting of Arab Experts on “Perspectives of School Orientation of Women to Vocational Education in the Arab World” (Rabat, 1987)
- Conference of Arab Lawyers and Law Professors on “The Draft of the Arab Charter of Human Rights” (Syracusa, Italy, 1988)
- National Colloquium on “Retirement from the Civil Service”, organized by the National Association of Women Civil Servants (Rabat, 1988)
- International Conference on “Constitutions and Fundamental Laws in Africa”, organized by the African Association of Political Science (Rabat, 1989)
Other Rendered Services to the Nation: Various volunteer services have also been rendered while acting as a faculty member during this period; these are mainly:
- Coordinator, facilitator and linking agent for western media during the “Moroccan Green March” (November 1975) and the Bir Anzarane Field battle events (August 1979)
- Chief legal advisor to the Office of Industrial Development (1975-1977)
- Professor of Administrative Law at the Moroccan Royal Military Academy training army officers (1977-1980)
- Professor of Administrative Law and Legal Terminology for Graduate students at the “Ecole de Perfectionnement des Cadres” of the Ministry of Interior (1978-1981)
- Professor of Administrative Law for Graduate Students at the “Institut National d’Aménagement et d’Urbanisme”, Ministry of Urban Development (1981-1982)
- U.S. Peace Corps Trainer, Program Coordinator and Project Director, as well as ETS language examiner both in State Site Trainings (Michigan State University, 1982) and in Morocco (1981 to 1989)
- Local Employment and Training Coordinator for AMIDEAST (America-Mideast Educational and Training Services) under a U.S.-A.I.D. funded Vocational Training Support Program (1982-1984)
- Professor of English Terminology in Law at the Moroccan Royal Military Academy (1983- 1985) - Training Consultant in Project Management (Institutional Analysis) with the Moroccan Ministry of Interior, on a U.S.- A.I.D. funded program (training of trainers) (1985-1986)
- Professor of “Organization & Methods” to Graduate students at the ‘Centre de Formation Administrative’ of the Wilaya of Rabat (1985-1987)
- Training Consultant in Project Management with the “Programme National d’Analyse des Projets” co-sponsored by U.N.D.P. and the Moroccan Ministry of Planning (1986-1987)
- Trainer of Instructors for the Moroccan “Ministère de l’Equipement, de la Formation Professionnelle et de la Formation des Cadres (1987)
Leadership Missions:
- Counselor in the Cabinet of the Minister of Administrative Affairs of the Moroccan Government (1987-1988)
- Chief of the Moroccan Delegation to the Pan-Arab Conference of Ministers of Communication held in Tunis, Tunisia (1989)
- Head of the Moroccan Delegation to the non-aligned conference of Ministers of Information and Communication, held in Harare, Zimbabwe (1990)
- Official Consultant to the Congo Government in Brazzaville in July 1992 (met with President Denis Sasso Nguesso)
- Official Consultant to the Equatorial-Guinea Government in Malabo (Constitution Drafting) in February 1992 (met with President Obiang Nguema)
- Member of the organizing committee for the Middle East / North African Economic Conference (1994) and the Islamic Conference Summit (1995), both held in Casablanca (Met with Prime Ministers Itzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres as well as with Chairman Yasser Arafat)

Universities Worldwide
Visiting Professor and Researcher 1973-Present
- Defence Academy of the UK, Advanced Research Assessment Group: ARAG (2006)
- The George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch/Munich (2004, 2005 & 2006)
- Harvard University, JFK School of Government-Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (2004)
- UCLA, Burkle Center for International Relations (2001-2005)
- The College of Charleston (2004 & 2006)
- Indiana State University, The President’s Office, the College of Arts and Sciences and the Department of Political Science (1999-2004)
- Wayne State College (Detroit, Michigan), Department of Middle Eastern Studies (2000)
- Purdue University in West Lafayette (2000)
- Indiana University- Purdue University in Indianapolis (IUPUI) (2001)
- George Washington University, School of Government and Business Administration (1985)
- Michigan State University (Peace Corps Training Program), East Lansing (1981)
- Educational Testing Services (ETS), Princeton, N.J. [Certified Examiner: Arabic & French] (1981-1990)

HIGHLIGHTS OF WORK EXPERIENCE

2003-2005: Program Director of “Filière” of Public Law, Hassan II University, Mohammedia
- Planned and organized courses and schedules and presented project for national accreditation
- Obtained accreditation, identified faculty, monitored course development and managed the program
- Organized and implemented student orientation sessions as well as job prospecting training sessions
- Assured the overall coordination and follow up of the program.

2002-2003: Vice President of Hassan II University, Mohammedia
- Was in charge of student affairs and external relations
- In coordination with the deans of the five schools, looked over the planning and follow up of student life and extra-curricular activities
- Developed and followed up on partnerships with other universities
- Prospected, identified and carried out cooperation projects with partner institutions
- Carried out multiple other missions in relation with the vice presidential function
- Resigned from the job for research purposes (Winter 2003)

2001-2004: Project Co-Director (University Leadership Partnership with Indiana State University)
- Initiated, made personal contacts, developed and linked Indiana State University to Hassan II University - Mohammedia (Morocco); this led to the signature in September 2002 of an Agreement of Cooperation between the Presidents of the two universities; sectors of cooperative activities were defined to cover such areas as: University Administrative Capacity Building, Islamic and Middle East Studies, Social Sciences, Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing, Pedagogy and Curriculum Innovation, Business and Economics as well as Science and Technology; I was appointed by the President of my university as the program coordinator
- Within this agreement was launched a two year program [Higher Education Leadership] for which funding was obtained from ALO/US-AID; as project co-director, I worked on identifying the target beneficiaries of the planned leadership training sessions (mostly presidents of Moroccan universities, vice presidents and deans), coordinated orientation sessions and followed up on the training (Indiana: Summer 2003; Casablanca: Winter 2003; Marrakesh: Spring 2004)
- Participated in the evaluation of the project and attended the ALO annual follow up conference in Washington (DC), summer 2003
- Certificates in University Leadership and Management were attributed to the 20 Moroccan participants (Summer 2004); Permanent contact between the beneficiaries of the project is kept through a web based distance training program

1994-1998: Governor of Hay Hassani-Ain Choc (Casablanca)
- Appointed by Royal Decree of King Hassan II (January 1994) to govern a population of more than 600,000 residents
- Assured the general management of the territory (Southern part of Casablanca, including the Mohammed V International Airport) and most particularly security issues (in relation with the police forces and other forces who were placed under my authority)
- Presided the Provincial Technical Committee in which were seated local representatives of all ministerial departments and coordinated the overall development of the territory as well as all related social and economic issues
- Exercised the overall control on decentralized councils, including mayors and eight urban and rural elected councils
- Offered incentives and encouraged initiatives aiming at the increase of investment and job creation opportunities in plants located in more than eleven industrial parks
- Assured constant surveillance of Islamic groups and institutions in mosques, Koran schools and student associations on and off campus
- Supervised the normal functioning of all institutions and the local continuity of the State

1992-1994: Governor of Mohammedia (Casablanca)
- Appointed by Royal Decree of King Hassan II (August 1992) to govern a population of more than 200,000 residents
- Assured the general management of the territory (North of Casablanca, including a Chemical Harbor and strategic oil refineries and key industries) and most particularly security issues (in relation with the police forces and other forces who were placed under my authority)
- Presided the Provincial Technical Committee in which were seated local representatives of all ministerial departments and coordinated the overall development of the territory as well as all related social and economic issues
- Exercised the overall control on decentralized councils, including mayors and urban and rural elected councils
- Offered incentives and encouraged initiatives aiming at the increase of investment and job creation opportunities
- Assured constant surveillance of Islamic groups and institutions in mosques, Koran schools and student associations on and off campus
- Supervised the normal functioning of all institutions and the local continuity of the State

1989-1992: Director of General Matters (Moroccan Ministry of Communication)
- Managed a team of about 70 civil servants in charge of legal matters, finance, human resource and media follow up of national and international press
- Drafted bills (later submitted to parliament) related to media and to the exercise of the profession of journalism
- Issued Press cards to journalists and press accreditation to diplomats
- Managed media related matters in international conferences and major national events
- Coordinated activities of national public radio and television and the national press agency

1983-1985: Local Development Officer for AMIDEAST-Morocco
- Mission accomplished within a US-AID grant that funded activities of “America Mid-East Educational and Training Services” [AMIDEAST] related to enhancing vocational education activities by private and public operators
- Acted as a linking agent of vocational education institutions with employment sectors;
- Helped strengthen vocational training capacities of numerous local firms and businesses including Clark Chewing Gum, Coca-Cola, Atlas Bottling Company, as well as a few indigenous vocational training centers
- Translated and adapted training modules for local use
- Supported other local AMIDEAST activities related to academia and university student orientation

1981-1983: Project Director of US Peace Corps Training Programs
- Managed Peace Corps Training Programs for U.S. volunteers due to serve in Moroccan schools, kindergartens, farms and various other public and private institutions of general community interest;
- Took care of Arabic and French training, cross cultural sessions, FSI testing as well as job placement of volunteers;
- Eased community insertion of the volunteer trainees in their new environment;
- Produced evaluation reports (both formative progress reports and summative final reports).

1977-1981: Translator/Interpreter (Arabic/English/French) at International Conferences
- Islamic Scientific, Educational and Cultural Organization Conference, ISESCO, Rabat
- Al Qods Committee Summit, Rabat (presided over by King Hassan II)
- Pittsburg University “Module” on ‘Human Resource Management in Project Analysis’, USAID Contract (from English to Arabic)
- Moroccan Ministry of Information, contribution to the translation from French to English of the book “Morocco: Land of Promise”, 300 p.

1975-1977: Chief of Service of Legal Matters (Office of Industrial Development)
- Contract drafting
- Follow up of legal procedures for firm creations in textile and agro-industrial sectors
- Preparation and follow up of board of trustees meetings presided over by the Prime Minister
- Legal advice and counseling to the General manager and key directors
- Management of legal issues related to the Human Resource Department

PUBLICATIONS

Dissertations:
- “The Moroccan Experience of Service Civil”: Thesis for Master’s, July 1977, 300 p. French. Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco
- « La Recherche de l’Efficacité dans la Gestion Publique au Maroc »: Ph.D. thesis,1986, University of Paris I - Panthéon-Sorbonne, France, 360 p.
Books:
- ”Training Handbook for Vocational Education” Arabic/English, Ministry of Social Affairs, Rabat, 1981
- “The Moroccan Service Civil” contribution in English to a collective book edited and published in ‘The Hague’, in 1981, by N.U.F.F.I.C./C.E.S.O.
- “English for Economists: with a Technical English/French Glossary (with other authors: Fouad Chajai and Deph. Beauroy), 1985
- “Sports et Loisirs”, Volume of « La Grande Encyclopédie du Maroc », 1986
- “Femmes Partagées: Femmes-Travail”, Contribution to a Collective book published in 1988, under the direction of Fatima Mernissi, LeFennec Editions
- “Droit Administratif & Sciences Administratives”, Joint book with Professor Michel Rousset (Polycopié), 1990, Mohammed V University, Rabat
- “Playing With Modernity”, contribution to a collective book edited in Tehran (Iran) by Ramin Jahanbegloo in collaboration with the Cultural Research Bureau and the International Center for Dialogue Among Civilizations, 2004. Title of my contribution: “Impregnating the Muslim MENA Region with Universal Democratic Values” (14 p.)
Courses:
- “Cours de Droit Administratif” (Polycopié), Royal Military Academy, 1978
- «Dourousse fil Idara al Mahallya» [Courses in Local Administration, in Arabic], School of Law and Social Sciences, Mohammed V University, Rabat, 1988
- “Droit Administratif et Science Administrative”, School of Law and Social Sciences, Mohammed V University, Rabat, 1991
- “Introduction au Droit Public”, 1st Semester Classes, School of Law and Social Sciences, Hassan II University, Mohammedia, 2003
- “Droit Constitutionnel”, 2nd Semester Classes, School of Law and Social Sciences, Hassan II University, Mohammedia, 2004
- “Les régimes politiques”, 3rd Semester Classes, School of Law and Social sciences, Hassan II University, Mohammedia, 2005
- “U.S. Government and Federal Institutions”, 4th Semester Classes (in English), Ben Msik School of Letters and Humanities, Department of English, Program of American Studies, Casablanca, 2005
Articles:
- «Pour un service civil plus efficace», in ‘La revue juridique, politique et économique du Maroc’, December 1979, 21 p.
- «Présentation du service civil marocain», in ‘la revue ‘Cité et Développement’, edited and published by ‘la Jeune Chambre Economique de Rabat’, January 1979, 13 p.
- «L’autre visage de mon pays», in la Revue ‘Lamalif’, n°163, February, 1985
- «Une autre forme de mobilisation», contribution to ‘la Grande Encyclopédie du Maroc’, Volume Institutions, 1986, 7p.
- «La formation administrative et technique», contribution to ‘la Grande Encyclopédie du Maroc’, volume Education, 1987, 55 p.
- «L’impact du milieu environnant sur l’appareil administratif marocain», Journal l’Opinion, April 14, 1988
- «Résistances et perméabilité au changement dans le contexte administratif marocain», Journal l’Opinion, April 15, 1988
- «Pour un changement planifié», Journal l’Opinion, April 16, 1988
- «Le système marocain de formation», Revue Al Asas, N° 86, June 1988
- «Etats Unis : Les voies de l’investiture suprême», Revue Al Asas, N° 88, September 1988
- «Les présidentielles américaines», Revue Al Asas, N° 89, Novembre 1988
- «Peredyshka ou Perestroïka : La résurgence d’un nouveau souffle en U.R.S.S.», Nouvelles Actuelles, N°136, January 1989
- «L’ouverture démocratique du Maroc nouveau», Contribution à l’ouvrage collectif « Le Maroc des Potentialités », July, 1989
Papers/Conference Presentations:
- «Patriot and Contestant: Can Youth be Both?» contribution to The Williamsburg Student Burgesses, Williamsburg, Virginia, USA, 1969
- «Le rôle de la jeunesse nationale dans le développement économique et social», Congress on « service civil », Kénitra, Morocco, 1974
- «La mobilisation des ressources humaines pour le développement dans les pays du tiers monde», International Conference on Volunteer Service and Youth Participation, Vienna, Austria, 1976
- «The Changes in the Contributive Functions of Moroccan Women to Development Through Learning Non-traditional Trades», 13 p. communication presented (in English) to the Conference of Arab Experts organized by UNESCO, Rabat, October, 1987
- «L’assouplissement des relations entre l’administration et l’administré dans le contexte marocain», 11 p., communication presented at the meeting of French and Moroccan experts on public administration, held in Rabat on the topic « Modern Management Methods in Public Administration », January, 1988
- «L’administration marocaine à l’épreuve du changement», 17 p., communication presented at a Conference of the Arab Organization of Administrative Sciences », held in Rabat, April 1988
- «Le régime des retraites au Maroc» Presentation at the Seminar organized in Rabat by the National Association of Women Civil Servants, 1988
- «Les phases d’un changement planifié», contribution to the Colloquium organized in Rabat by the Arab Organization of Administrative Sciences, June, 1988
- «L’expérience de démocratie locale au Maroc», contribution to an International Conference on ‘Constitutions and Fundamental laws’ held in 1989 in Rabat by the African Association of Political Science
- «Place du Maroc dans le mouvement des non-alignés», Presentation as an official participant and country representative to the Conference of Ministers of Information of Non-Aligned Countries, Harare, Zimbabwe, 1990
- «Les media marocains et le monde arabe», official presentation to the Conference of Ministers of Information of Arab Countries, Tunis, 1991
- «Définition d’un modèle constitutionnel approprié», presentation at a meeting of experts on ‘Constitutional Systems’, Malabo, Equatorial-Guinea, 1992
- “Politics and Society in Morocco”, Lecture presented at Wayne State College, Detroit, Michigan, spring 2000
- “Major socio-Political Issues in 21st Century Morocco”, Lecture presented at Wayne State College, Detroit, Michigan, spring 2000
- “Investment Opportunities in Morocco”, Lecture presented at Purdue University, Department of agricultural Engineering, West Lafayette, Spring, 2000
- “Basic Legal Principles Governing the Moroccan Administrative System” Lecture presented at Indiana University - Purdue University in Indianapolis (IUPUI), Spring 2001
- “Public Administration in Morocco”, Lecture presented at Indiana University - Purdue University in Indianapolis (IUPUI), Spring 2001
- “Recent Political Trends in Contemporary Morocco”, Lecture presented at the Department of Political Science of Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, Fall 2000
- “French System Applications of Public Administration in North Africa”, Lecture presented at Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, Center for International Relations, Fall 2000
- “Culture and Tradition in the Maghreb”, Lecture presented at Indiana State University, College of Arts and Science, Terre Haute, Indiana, Spring 2002
- “Project Ideas for Investment in Morocco”, Lecture presented at Indiana State University, School of Business, Terre Haute, Indiana, Spring 2002
- «Elements of Confidence Building in the Middle East Peace Process”, Contribution to the UCLA Conference Series on Mid-east Regional Security, Istanbul, January, 2002.
- «Human Energy Integration in the Middle East: From a Culture of Confrontation to an era of Cooperation», Contribution to the UCLA Conference Series on Mid-east Regional Security, Istanbul, January, 2002
- «The Incoherent Pax Americana: Beyond the Present Ailing Approach to Conflict Solving in the Middle East», Contribution to the UCLA Conference Series on Mid-east Regional Security, London, May 2002
- «Defining an Institutional Framework for a Newly Emerging Palestinian State» Contribution to the UCLA Conference Series on Mid-east Regional Security, Bruges (Belgium), July 2002
- «Building a Democratic Culture in the Middle East: Referring to Mythological Greece for Inspiration» Contribution to the UCLA Conference Series on Mid-east Regional Security, Athens, Greece, October 2002
- «Perspectives of Economic Growth in Post Occupation Palestinian Territories» Contribution to the UCLA Conference Series on Mid-east Regional Security, Athens, Greece, October 2002
- «Aspects of State and Community Organization in Islam», Contribution to the UCLA Conference Series on Mid-east Regional Security, Athens, Greece, January 2003
- «Impregnating the Muslim M.E.N.A. with Universal Democratic Values», Contribution to the UCLA Conference Series on Mid-east Regional Security, Athens, Greece, January 2003. Istanbul, January, 2002
- «National Sovereignty in the Growing World Turmoil: The Aftermaths of the Iraq War», Contribution to the UCLA Conference Series on Mid-east Regional Security, Athens, Greece, May 2003. Istanbul, January, 2002
- «Democratic Culture Group, “Aspects of Democratic Building in Contemporary Morocco”», Contribution to the UCLA Conference Series on Mid-east Regional Security, Athens, Greece, December 2003
- «Democratic Culture Group, “A Gender Breakthrough in Contemporary Muslim Morocco”», Contribution to the UCLA Conference Series on Mid-east Regional Security, Athens, Greece, December 2003
- «Saints & Pilgrims around the Atlantic: The Tradition of Moroccan Islamic Suffi Saints», Presentation at an International Conference held in the College of Charleston, Program in the Carolina Low Country & Atlantic World, Charleston, S.C. - February 20 - 22, 2004
- “Legitimating NATO’s Presence in the MENA Region”, International Conference on “NATO’s Transformation and Gulf Security” organized by the Rand Corporation, Doha, April 19 - 20, 2004
- “The Quest for Democratic Values in the Islamic World”, paper presented at the Harvard University JFK School of Government in the seminar organized by the Harvard African Law Association, Cambridge, MA - April 26th, 2004
- “The Moroccan Pattern of Islamic Democracy”, paper presented at the Harvard University JFK School of Government in the seminar organized by the Harvard Society of Arab students & the Harvard Islamic Society, Cambridge, MA - April 29th, 2004
- “Nurturing Democracy in an Islamic Setting: The Case of Morocco” Presentation given at the Harvard University JFK School of Government in the seminar organized by the Harvard African Caucus and the Center for Public Leadership, Cambridge, MA - April 30th, 2004
- “Gender as a Determining Parameter of Democratic Appreciation in Morocco”, paper presented at the Harvard University JFK School of Government, Cambridge, MA - May 5th, 2004
- “Gender Reform in Contemporary Morocco”, paper presented at the Harvard University JFK School of Government, Cambridge, MA - May 5th, 2004
- “The Place of Islam in a Contemporary Arab Legal System”, paper presented at the Harvard University JFK School of Government in Professor Michael Ignatieff’s seminar on “Religion & Human Rights”, Cambridge, MA - May 7th, 2004
- "Seeking Opportunities for Political Cooperation in the Mediterranean Region", Presentation at the Conference on "Harmonization of Security Policies in the Mediterranean Region: Opportunities and Limitations of Regional Cooperation" held at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, December 14-16, 2004
- “The Maghreb, the Middle East and Mediterranean Cooperation: A View from the South”, Presentation at the Seminar for Senior European and Mediterranean Executives, on “Challenges to NATO’s Transformation: A Look across the Mediterranean”, held at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, May 2-4, 2005.]
- "The Perspective of Democratization in Mediterranean Regional Cooperation" , Presentation at the Conference on "MEDITERRANEAN DIALOGUE II: HARMONIZATION OF SECURITY POLICIES IN THE MEDITERRANEAN REGION " held at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies,Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, January 16-18,2006

HONORS AND AWARDS
- Green March Medal (1975)
- “Fairfax County” Award in Varsity Debate (1969)
- American Field Service International Scholarships Award (1968-1969)
- Fulbright Scholar at George Washington University (1985)
- GW-School of Government & Business Administration Acknowledgment for contributions as visiting scholar to the Department of Public Administration (Oct. 85 -Jan.86)
- “Chevalier” of the Throne Order (1994), National Royal Distinction in Morocco
- Indiana State University Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Contribution as a Visiting Professor to the Department of Political Science (2000)
- Wayne State University Certificate of Appreciation for Excellent Participation to Education as a Visiting Faculty Member to the Department of Near Eastern Studies (2000)
- I.U.P.U.I - Indianapolis School of Law Certificate of Recognition and Appreciation for Contribution to Indiana University - Purdue University School of Law (2001)
- Fulbright Visiting Specialist to Harvard University [Award obtained for spring 2004]
- Indiana State University Certificate of Successful Completion of the “Program on Higher Education Management and Leadership” sponsored by ALO/US-AID (2003-2004)

RESEARCH ACTIVITY
Research Topics:
- Comparative public administration, bureaucracy and administrative behavioral patterns in the context of third world countries, and most particularly in the MENA region
- Administrative law as inspired from European (mostly French) tradition, legislation and court cases (judicial precedents)
- Constitutional theory, constitutional law and political regimes
- Islam as a political setting, the functioning of Islamic states and the democratic challenge facing Arab political regimes
- Local administration, city management and development opportunities in Morocco
- Mediterranean security and cooperation between the northern and southern shores of the Mediterranean
- Governance issues related to the Middle East and the North African Region, and most particularly the deployable measures and techniques in the fight against corruption
Directed Research Topics:
- Cultural diversity and the changing international system
- Power sharing between the central state and local collectivities in Morocco
- Financial sources of local collectivities
- Managing the function of health in rural Moroccan contexts
- Basic choices in the organization of the handcraft sector in Morocco
- Management by objectives: one local Moroccan case study
- The role of the mayor in Moroccan legislation
- Vocational education as a means for job opportunity development
- The politics of cooperatives in Morocco
- Training judges in Morocco and the practice of justice: searching for a due process of law
- The challenges of centralization and decentralization in administrative organization
- The contribution of women to development in Morocco
- Training civil servants for more performing job practices
- The functions of the “Mohtassib” in traditional Islamic states
- “Mohtassibs” between tradition and modernity
- The Moroccan experience in rationalizing the public sector
- Financing the cooperatives in the context of agricultural reform
- Exercising control over administrative action
- Rural development in Sudan
- Privatization of the public sector
- The legal status of Moroccan women civil servants
- Public service and local administrative rulings in Morocco

MEMBERSHIPS

- The Casablanca Order of Lawyers
- The Moroccan Fulbright Association
- The Casablanca Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Honorary Member)
- The Moroccan National Association for Governance (Vice President)
- The ‘Cercle Amical Francais de Casablanca’ (Honorary Member)
- The National Union of University Professors (Active member of the Local Bureau)
- The National Association of Service Civil (elected position)
- The Board of Trustees of the Mohammedia School of Law and Social Sciences (elected position)