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  • Senior Fellow
    Jalal Abdel-Latif is Senior Fellow at Policy Center for the New South and Senior Social Policy Advisor, Gender and Poverty, Social Policy Division, UNECA. Jalal has over 25 years of professional experience in the areas of corporate social responsibility, civic engagement, grant making, project design and enhancing the capacities of non-profit organizations. He began his career as researcher and capacity analyst at UCLA African studies center, before working as Grants manager for USA for Africa…
  • Senior Fellow
    Hisham Aidi focuses on cultural globalization and the political economy of race and social movements. He received his Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University and has taught at Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA), and at the Driskell Center for the Study of the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of Redeploying the State (Palgrave, 2008) a comparative study of neo-liberalism and labor movements in Latin…
  • Manager - Economics
    Abdelaaziz Ait Ali is a principal Economist and head of the Research Department at the Policy Center for the New South. He joined the Center in 2014 after five years of experience at the Central Bank of Morocco. He worked as an economist in the International Studies and Relations Department and was analyzing the real estate price index and financial asset prices for monetary policy and financial stability purposes. Since then, Abdelaaziz has focused on cyclical and structural issues of the…
  • Senior Fellow
    Mrs. Nezha Alaoui M’Hammdi is Senior Fellow at Policy Center for the New South (since 2020) and the current Ambassador of His Majesty the King of Morocco to Ethiopia and Djibouti since 2016. She has served as first Permanent Representative of the Kingdom of Morocco after its return to the African Union by 2017, and to the Peace and Security Council of the AU (April 2018). She is currently Dean of the Council of Arab League Ambassadors to Ethiopia She also served from 2013 to 2016 as an…
  • Senior Fellow
    Eduardo A. Haddad is Full Professor at the Department of Economics at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, where he directs the Regional and Urban Economics Lab (NEREUS). He is additionally a Affiliate Professor at the Faculty of Governance, Economic and Social Sciences of the Mohammed VI University. He also holds a position as Affiliate Research Professor at the Regional Economics Applications Laboratory – REAL – at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He is a Senior Fellow at…
  • Senior Fellow
    Tayeb Amegroud is the founder of GPower Consultants and an expert in energy planning, and projects development, valuation, financing and structuring, as well as a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South, who focuses on Energy, renewable energy, projects development, valuation and financing and structuring. Tayeb has an 18 years of combined experience in energy projects and investment banking. In his last position, Tayeb was Director in charge of Renewable Projects development,…
  • Economist
    Mahmoud Arbouch is an Economist at the Policy Center for the New South. He is a graduate engineer from the National Institute of Statistics and Applied Economics (INSEA – Rabat). Mahmoud is currently a Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Governance Economic & Social Sciences of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (FGSES – UM6P), working on the impact of public infrastructure on growth and welfare in Morocco. He previously worked on topics related to infrastructure development and financing…
  • Economist
    Fahd Azaroual is an Economist at the Policy Center for the New South. His research areas cover macroeconomics. He is currently working on themes related to Economic growth and business cycles. Fahd holds a master’s degree in applied economics and is currently a PhD student at Mohammed V University in Rabat. he joined the Policy Center for the New South in October 2019.
  • Senior Fellow
    Mina Baliamoune is Senior Fellow at Policy Center for the New South and Richard de Raismes Kip Professor of Economics and University of North Florida Distinguished Professor. She is additionally an Affiliate Professor at the Faculty of Governance, Economic and Social Sciences of the Mohammed VI University. She is Research Fellow at NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies (CAS) in Singapore, the Economic Research Forum in Cairo and the Global Labor Organization, and has served as Senior Fellow at the…
  • Senior Fellow
    Abdelhak Bassou is Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South, Member of its Editorial & Research Oversight Steering Committee, and Affiliate Professor at the Faculty of Governance, Economic and Social Sciences (FGSES) of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P).   Specializing in security, strategy and defense studies, he previously occupied several offices within the Directorate General of the Moroccan National Security where he was Borders’ Division Chief from 1978 to…
  • Manager – International Relations
    Mehdi Benomar has cumulated 18 years of experience as analyst and occupied several positions in public organizations: in National Defense as head of division (2000-2008), in the cabinet of the ministry of Mines and Energy (2010-12) and in OCP Group (2012-2017). He also served as senior consultant in private firm Global Intelligence Partners (G.I.P.) (2008-2010) in Rabat. He specialized in strategic monitoring issues and contributed on different topics related to proliferation, energy and…
  • Senior Economist
    Rim Berahab is Senior Economist at the Policy Center for the New South, which she joined in 2014. She is currently working on themes related to energy issues and their impacts on economic growth and long-term development. Her research areas also cover trade and regional integration challenges in Africa. Previously, she has also worked on questions related to gender inequalities in the labor market of North African countries. Rim spent three months at the International Monetary Fund (IMF), in…
  • Senior Fellow
    Dominique Bocquet is a graduate of Sciences-Po, a graduate of history and a former student of ENA. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the French Review Commentaire and Knight of the Legion of Honor. He lectures at Sciences Po and the ENA and is active in several European think tanks.  He is the author of several books and reports, including "Génération Europe" (Editions François Bourin, 1989), in collaboration with Philippe Delleur; "France and Germany, a couple running out of ideas" (…
  • Senior Fellow
    Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South, Mounia Boucetta has over 20 years of experience in public administration, holding numerous managerial and leadership roles, and working particularly on the development of industrial and commercial policies. She was most recently Secretary of State to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Morocco from 2017 to 2019.   A graduate from the prestigious Mohammadia School of Engineers (Morocco), Mounia Boucetta joined…
  • Economist
    Oumayma Bourhriba is an Economist at the Policy Center for the New South. Her research area covers macroeconomic policies, international trade issues and long term economic growth. Previously, she has worked on trade services in Morocco and Africa, and economic development in the MENA region. Oumayma holds a master’s degree in applied economics, and is currently a PhD student at Mohammed V University in Rabat.
  • International Relations Specialist
    Oumnia Boutaleb is an International Relations Specialist at the Policy Center for the New South. Her research focuses on West Africa with a focus on selected countries in the region. She joined the Policy Center for the New South in March 2019, after earning a Master's degree in International Affairs from the Institute of Political Studies in Aix-en-Provence and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from the School of Governance and Economics in Rabat. Prior to joining the Policy Center…
  • Senior Fellow
    Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South, principal at Center for Macroeconomics and Development and non-resident fellow at Brookings Institute. Former Vice President and Executive Director at the World Bank, Executive Director at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and Vice President at the Inter-American Development Bank. He was also Deputy Minister for international affairs at Brazil’s Ministry of Finance, as well as professor of economics at University of São Paulo (USP) and…
  • Senior Fellow
    Khalid Chegraoui is Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South and Vice Dean of Political Sciences and International Relations at the Faculty of Governance, Economic and Social Sciences of the Mohammed VI University.  He began his teaching and research career in 1992 as a Research Assistant Professor at Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah University in Fez after earning his first doctorate in African Studies from the Mohammed V University in Rabat focusing on West Sub-Saharan Africa. He also…
  • Senior Fellow
    Dr. Nouzha Chekrouni is a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South. She has extensive experience in academia, diplomacy and political leadership.  She has served as His Majesty’s Ambassador to Canada (2009-2016), and Dean of the Council of Arab League Ambassadors to Canada (2015-2016). Dr. Chekrouni was Minister for the Moroccan Community Living Abroad (2002-2007), a Member of Parliament (2002-2007), and the Minister for Women and Social Issues (1998-2002). She holds a Bachelor…
  • Senior Fellow
    Alfredo G. A. Valladão is Senior Fellow at Policy Center for the New South and Professor at the Paris School of International Affairs (PSIA) of Sciences Po Paris, who focuses on international affairs, geopolitics, global economics, Brazil and Latin America. Alongside these positions, he is President of the Advisory Board at EU-Brazil association in Brussels, Member International Advisory Board of CEBRI (Brazilian Center for International Relations – Rio de Janeiro), Member of the Comité des…
  • Non-Resident Senior Fellow
    Uri Dadush is non-resident Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South, where he served as Senior Fellow from its founding in 2014 until 2022. He is Research Professor at the School of Public Policy, University of Maryland and a non-resident scholar at Bruegel. He is based in Washington, DC, and is Principal of Economic Policy International, LLC, providing consulting services to the World Bank and to other international organizations as well as corporations. Previously, he served as…
  • Senior Fellow
    Marcus Vinicius De Freitas is Senior Fellow at Policy Center for the New South, focusing on International Law, International Relations and Brazil, and is currently a Visiting Professor of International Law and International Relations at China Foreign Affairs University in Beijing, China. Previously, he was a Professor of The Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation in Sao Paulo, where he served as the coordinator of their International Relations Program from December 2012 until December 2013. He was…
  • Senior Fellow
    Hinh T. Dinh is a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South; President and CEO of Economic Growth and Transformation, LLC., Great Falls, VA, USA; and Senior Research Fellow at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA. Previously he spent over 35 years working at the World Bank Group.  He joined the Bank through its Young Professionals Program and held a variety of assignments in all three complexes: Operations, Finance, and Research.  His last position was Lead Economist in the…
  • Senior Fellow
    Prof. Mohammed Rachid Doukkali is Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South and former professor of applied economics at the department of social sciences at the Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine Institute Hassan II (IAV – Hassan II) of Rabat, where he taught production economics, mathematical programming, macro-economic and sectoral policy modeling since 1981. He is the actual president of the Moroccan Association of Agricultural Economics (AMAEco) and associate member of the…
  • Senior Fellow
    Professor M’hammed Dryef is Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South, Affiliate Professor at the Faculty of Governance, Economic and Social Sciences (FGSES) of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University (UM6P), and Special Advisor at the Public Policy School (UM6P).    He has spent his career in public administration and has held several leadership positions within the public sector including Chief of Staff at the Ministry of the Interior; Governor Director of the Casablanca Urban…
  • Executive President
    Executive President of the Policy Center for the New South; Executive Vice-President of the Mohammed VI Polytechnic University and Dean of its Social Sciences, Economics and Humanities Cluster.   Karim El Aynaoui is an Economist. From 2005 to 2012, he worked at the Central Bank of Morocco where he held the position of Director of Economics, Statistics and International Relations. At the Central Bank of Morocco, he was in charge of the Research Department and equally a member of the Governor’…
  • Senior Fellow
    Rachid El Houdaïgui is Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South and professor of International Relations at Abdelmalek Essaadi University,Tangier's Law Faculty, who focuses on International relations, geopolitics, Mediterranean region, North Africa and the Arab world. He is also professor at Royal College of Advanced Military Studies (Kenitra) and visiting professor at Cergy-Pontoise University (Paris), Cadix University (Spain) and at La Sagesse University (Beirut, Lebanon). EL…
  • International Relations Specialist
    Nihal El Mquirmi is an International Relations Specialist within the Strategic Monitoring & Analysis Unit at the Policy Center for the New South. Her research focuses on North Africa, the gender-security nexus and the use of Private Military and Security Companies. Nihal joined the Policy Center for the New South in March 2019 following the completion of her M.A. in International Security at the University of Warwick, and her B.A. Hons in International Relations from Complutense University…
  • International Relations Specialist
    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…
  • Senior Fellow
    Helyette Geman is Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South, Director of the Commodity Finance Center at Birkbeck, University of London, and a Research Professor at the Johns Hopkins University, who focuses on Probability, Commodities and Finance. She was Chairman of the Finance Department at ESSEC Business School from 1988 to 1995, and the Director of Dauphine Master 203 at the University of Paris Dauphine from 1995 to 2005. Helyette Geman is a Graduate from Ecole Normale…