09 March 2022

Lecture: Morroco's foreign policy in Africa

On Tuesday 15th of March, Dr Yousra Abourabi will give a lecture at NIMAR about her book: Morroco's foreign policy in Africa.

Summary :

Since the advent of the reign of Mohammed VI in 1999, Morocco has deployed a new continental foreign policy. The Kingdom aspires to be recognized as an emerging African power in its identity as well as in its space of projection. In order to meet these ambitions, the diplomatic apparatus is developing and modernizing, while a singular role identity is emerging around the notion of the "golden mean". This study presents, on an empirical level, the conditions of the elaboration and conduct of this African policy, and analyzes, on a theoretical level, the evolution of the Moroccan role identity in the international system.


Yousra Abourabi is an assistant professor of political science at the International University of Rabat. She holds a Phd in political science from the University Jean Moulin Lyon. Her research focuses on issues of governance in Africa (Climate change, migration) as well as issues regarding the Moroccan political system and its foreign policy.



Practical details

Date: Tuesday 15th of March 2022 at 6 pm
Location: Nimar, 3 Avenue Mohamed El Fassi (ex. Av. Marrakech)
r.s.v.p. nimar@hum.leidenuniv.nl