In this interview for STATUS/الوضع, host Brian Edwards speaks with Abdelhay Moudden and Driss Ksikes about the unique political, economic and social dynamics of Morocco. This dicussion occurs as part of the MENA Dialogues series produced by the Middle East and North African Studies Program at Northwestern University.
Brian Edwards is Director of the Middle East and North African Studies Program, Crown Professor in Middle East Studies, and Professor of English and Comparative Literary Studies at Northwestern University. He is the author of After the American Century: The Ends of U.S. Culture in the Middle East (2016) and Morocco Bound: Disorienting America's Maghreb, from Casablanca to the Marrakech Express (2005), and co-editor, with Dilip Gaonkar, of Globalizing American Studies (2010).
Abdelhay Moudden (B.A. in Law from the Rabat Faculty of Law, Master's and PhD in Political Sciences from the University of West Florida and the University of Michigan) has taught in Morocco and the U.S. Moudden is a member of Morocco’s National Human Rights Council and the country's Equity and Reconciliation Commission and has published a several articles and studies on political culture, thought and economy. He is also the writer of two novels including, “Adieux à Tanger”.