The Belt and Road Initiative: A View from Morocco
The Policy Center for the New South will be represented at the ChinaMed Symposium 2019 to present the ChinaMed Report 2019 - China’s New Role in the Wider Mediterranean Region. Our Senior Fellow, Mr. El Mostafa Rezrazi has contributed to the report with a chapter entitled « The Belt and Road Initiative: A View from Morocco ». The event is supported by Fondazione Terzo Pilastron, promoted by the Center for Mediterranean Area Studies (Peking University) And TOChina Hub Italy.
The ChinaMed Symposium is a closed-door event - to be held under Chatham House Rule - for a select group of experts and practitioners. The event will be divided in five sections addressing the following topics:
- The Mediterranean Region in China’s Grand Strategy
- The New Centrality of the Eastern Mediterranean and the role of China
- China’s interests in the Southern Arc of the Mediterranean
- China’s diplomatic litmus test: the Middle East
- Italy and China in the Wider Mediterranean RegionWhich fields of economic cooperation should be prioritized?
This event will take place on October 28-29, Rome, Italy.
Read more about the Symposium : https://www.chinamed.it/event/chinamed-symposium-2019-chinas-new-role-in-the-wider-mediterranean-regionKeep me informed
El Mostafa Rezrazi, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South
Dr El Mostafa Rezrazi is a professor of Crisis Management, and Security Studies and a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South, previously known as OCP Policy Center, who focuses on Terrorism, Security and East Asia studies. His area of Expertise covers Afro-Asian Affairs, Strategic & Security Studies, Terrorism, Extremism and Deradicalization, mainly from the view of Criminal; Legal and Forensic Psychology.
He got his Ph.D. in Regional & International Affairs from the University of Tokyo in 1998, and later a Doctorate from the University of Mohammed V on the Psychological dynamisms of Suicide Bombers (2014).
He is the executive director of the Moroccan Observatory on Extremism and Violence, Director of the African Center for Asian Studies, Rabat. Currently, he is Visiting Professor at the University Mohammed V Rabat.
In 2017, 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, South Korea.
Rezrazi is the president for the second term of the Moroccan Association for Asian Studies. Dr Rezrazi has served in the past as a distinguished professor in the school of law of Sapporo Gakuin University (Japan), a professor & Deputy Director of the Institute of International Relations in Hagoromo University in Osaka (Japan). A political Analyst at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research in Abou Dhabi, and was also a Visiting Fellow in Princeton University, USA.