Mohamed Chtatou, Author at Morocco World News
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Mohamed Chtatou

Mohamed Chtatou
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Dr. Mohamed Chtatou is a Professor at the University of Mohammed V in Rabat. He is currently a political analyst with Moroccan, Saudi and British media on politics and culture in the Middle East and Islam and teaching Community Based Learning and Amazigh studies to American students at Amideast/Morocco in Rabat. He was born in the Amazigh village of Ajdir north of Taza, in a French colonial prison in 1952 because his parents were Liberation Army officers fighting for Moroccan Independence. He graduated from Mohammed V University in English studies with honors in 1976 then went to England where he did a General Diploma in 1977 in theoretical linguistics at University College London. In 1980 he got an MPhil from the School of Oriental and African Studies –SOAS- of the University of London in Amazigh Studies, and in 1982 a PhD in Amazigh language and anthropology. From 1983 to 1987 he worked for Peace Corps Morocco as Language and Cross-Culture Coordinator and Project Director. He served several times as inter-port lecturer in Middle East politics and culture with the Semester at Sea program of Pittsburgh University. In 1987, he joined the Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization –ISESCO- where he worked until 2013 as a program specialist and later as a director in the Directorate of Education (worked on functional literacy, women empowerment, education planning, curriculum design, teacher training, education of rural women and girls, special education, higher education, etc,), the Directorate of Culture (worked on dialogue of cultures, inter-faith dialogue, women in development, cultural production, etc.) and the Directorate of External Relations and Cooperation (worked on cooperation with UN agencies, UNESCO, Alliance of Civilizations, WHO, FAO, UNFPA, etc.). He lectured in education at Mohammed V University since 1984. He has conducted over 200 trainings in education, literacy, empowerment, culture and development in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. He has published several books on language and culture and over 60 articles in Arabic, French, English and Spanish in his areas of specialization.

Moroccan Economic Leadership: Bonanza for Africa, Morocco and the West

King Mohammed VI and president of the Republic of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo chaired
Rabat - Albeit the nemesis Algerian government and its traditional cronies in the African continent i.e. South Africa, Zimbabwe, Angola, etc., the whole world...

King Mohammed VI Has Pronounced Maghreb Union Dead, Long Live Africa

King Mohammed VI in Abuja, South Sudan
Rabat - King Mohammed VI has been practically living in Africa in the last few years moving from one country to another to propose...

King Mohammed VI Takes Africa by Storm

King Mohammed VI
Rabat - In one of his inspiring and insightful speeches, the late king Hassan II described metaphorically Morocco as a big tree with its...

The Moroccan Women’s Muted Revolution to Be

The Moroccan Women’s Muted Revolution to Be
The constraints of an absurd tradition The Moroccan woman, and by extension the Arab woman, is still, alas, in the middle ages stuck in obscurantist...

Mohammed VI, the Assiduous Reformer Monarch

King Mohammed VI
Rabat - When new kings come to power, their decision is often either to follow in the footsteps of their predecessor or to create...

Timeless Belief in Saints and Spirits in Morocco

Aissawa Sufi brotherhood in Morocco
Rabat - The concept of saints and spirits has been a part of Moroccan religious beliefs and an influence behind cultural practices for as...

Is there Hope for Democracy in the Middle East?

Rabat - The Arab Spring uprisings of 2011 have touched all corners of the Middle East and have affected all countries in different ways, resulting...

Donald Trump, the Merchant President of New America

Donald Trump
Rabat - Trump shocked the world by his raw and crude language during his electoral campaign, his would-be national and international policies and, last but...

Values of Solidarity and Sharing in North Africa and the Middle...

Racism Stop. REUTERS/Lukasz Cynalewski
The big contradiction Rabat - Amongst the topics that often come up in debates, in articles of newspapers, news shows, talk shows, international conferences as...

Tertiary Education in America Taking interfaith Path for Cohesion and Inclusion

Moroccan American Community of Revere, Holds Interfaith Iftar
Rabat - In a democratic country like the United States, a world beacon of freedom of thought and belief, institutions of higher education have...

Trump Administration, US Foreign Policy and Morocco

King Mohammed VI Congratulates Donald Trump on His Election as President of USA
Rabat - The election of Donald Trump on November 8, 2016 came as a numbing shock to the whole. While all opinion polls were giving...

King Mohammed VI, Caliph of the African Faithful

King Mohammed VI from Dakar, Senegal
Rabat - On the 41st anniversary of the Green March, Mohammed VI has addressed the Moroccan people from Dakar, Senegal in defiance of those...

The Gap Widens between the Political Elite and the Ordinary People...

Thousands Hold Peaceful Demonstration in Memory of Mouhcine Fikri
Rabat - The political earthquake that hit Morocco on October 30, 2016 following the death of the fishmonger Mohcine Fikri in The Amazigh/Berbe city...

Would Little Bill Walk Two Paces behind Monumental Hillary if She...

Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton
Rabat - It is customary in the United States and much of the Western world, today, that when a president is elected and sworn...

The Maghreb and its Painful Headaches

Waves of protests over rising living costs and unemployment have taken place around the world in recent years [AFP]
Rabat - The whole Maghreb is sitting on a volcano in activity that could blow its top at any moment and create havoc around. This...

Introduction to Religious Diversity in the Middle East and North Africa

Rabat - In December 2010, the Arabs, sick to death with the corrupt patriarchal and tribal regimes that ruled them since independence, took to the...

Some Ways of Facing Extremism in the Middle East and North...

Middle Eastern violence is rooted in injustice, inequality, emasculation and lack of democracy
Rabat - Extremism is being rife in the Middle East and North Africa since the revival of Islamism following the successful Mullah revolution in...

Will Sensible America Dump This Neanderthal Trump?

Trump in his usual rage (photo credit: winningdemocrats.com)
Rabat - The greatness of America is not measured by its military might, nuclear capability, and economic juggernaut strength, the vastness of its land and...