By Loubna Flah
By Loubna Flah
Morocco World News
Casablanca, June 1, 2012
The president of Yale University announced the nomination of two Moroccans as Yale World Fellows for 2012. The New Moroccan fellows are: Kamal Amakrane, lead currently the cabinet of the United Nations and African Union joint envoy to Darfur and Mr. Reda Oulamine, a lawyer and president of the Association for Rights and Justice.
Seeking to become a global university, Yale has undertaken a number of initiatives to further its international reach and to deepen its students’ international understanding. There are two primary aspects to the World Fellows’ experience on campus. First, the fellows participate fully in a specially designed academic curriculum that advances their critical-thinking and leadership skills. Second, the fellows become teachers and mentors by deepening the understanding of the entire Yale community about the complexity and diversity of the world. They give guest lectures in classes, meet with student groups, deliver campus-wide lectures, and contribute to informal dialogue and learning across the campus.
Kamala Amakrane has aggregated a substantial experience in political mediation and peace consolidation in regional politics in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. He runs currently a hybrid mission along with the United Nations and African Union in Darfur. He contributed to the peace settlement between the Sudanese government and the armed factions “Justice and Liberty.” Prior to this, Mr. Amakrane worked in Mr. Kofi Annan’s cabinet where he was in charge of several missions; namely the stabilization of Iraq through the consolidation of the political transition. Mr. Amakrane has worked also in Mr. Arm Mousse’s cabinet; the Secretary of the Arab League where he had the opportunity to collaborate on issues related to the invasion of Iraq.
The second Moroccan musketeer is Mr. Reda Oulamine who conducted an observatory mission during the Tunisian elections deployed by the Cater Center to consolidate the political transition in Tunisia. He founded the Oulamine Law group cabinet specializing in business law, society law and judiciary reform. He has already worked as an attorney in New York at Paul Weiss’s cabinet. He was an adviser in judiciary issues for the USAID concerning the reform of the Moroccan judicial system. He took part to the amendment of the Moroccan business law and intellectual ownership law.
Amakrane and Oulamine are among 16 world fellows selected from 2,500 applicants. The number of world fellows has reached 224 fellows, representing 79 pays since the launching of the initiative in 2002.
Michale Capelleo, a professor in pediatric science at the school of medicine at Yale University states, “The 2012 fellows were selected among a group of highly qualified leaders representing a large number of innovative decision makers who have the capacity to operate a real change in their countries. We are proud to offer them the opportunity to bolster their skills and knowledge during their participation to the campus life in Yale.”
The Yale World Fellows program aims at empowering and motivating a community of leaders committed to operate a positive change at the international level through an interdisciplinary training. The Yale World Fellow program sets three objectives: To offer the new leaders an advanced training in different areas and to network with the international leaders and to deepen the understanding and knowledge of current issues in Yale University.