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.

Neglect in Harsh Soil: The Deep Roots of the Rif Crisis

Amid Growing Tension, Thousands of Moroccans Stage Pro-Rif March in Rabat
Rabat - The ongoing protests in northern Morocco started almost eight months ago, but they have their origin in nearly a century of violent repression...

Ramadan Is Here but Muslim World Is Not in Peace with...

Ramadan in Makkah
Islam, a religion of peace Ramadan is one of the sacred months of the Muslim lunar calendar; ashhor al-Horum but probably the most sacred of...

Why Are the Muslims Angry with the Western World?

Why Are the Muslims Angry with the Western World
Rabat - In the last year or so, many countries, either within coalitions, or on a solitary basis have been striking at ISIS where...

Sorry Manchester, but…

Manchester city, England
Sorry Manchester! Sorry beautiful Manchester for the blast. Sorry for the innocent lives taken by violent death. Sorry for the grief and the drama. Sorry for the suffering Sorry...

Libyan to Libyan Dialogue in Libya

Libyan to Libyan Dialogue in Libya
Rabat - The Libyans, in their everlasting costly civil war, seem to act as underage youths more inclined to settle their juvenile disputes and...

Macron gives Le Pen a historical bash

Marine Le Pen and Emmanuel Macron in final French presidential debate
Rabat - The election of the young centrist Emmanuel Macron is a global victory and a success for all mankind eager for democracy, justice,...

Mohammed VI: the African Jet-Set Monarch

King Mohammed VI in Ghana
Rabat - In response to a question of a journalist about the personality of the crown prince Sidi Mohammed, the late King Hassan II...

Morocco’s PJD Abandons Its Principles to Stay in Power

King Mohammed VI Appoints Saadeddine Othmani New Head of Government
Rabat - On his return from a long African journey, Mohammed VI, disturbed by then-Head of Government Abdelilah Benkirane’s inability – or unwillingness –...

Goodbye to a Jester, Hello to a Shrink: Benkirane Gives Way...

Morocco's New Head of Government, Saadeddine Othmani
Rabat - A short communiqué from the royal cabinet put an end, in a way, to the political career of the volatile and unpredictable...

Is Seif al-Islam Going to Be the Savior of Libya and...

qaddafi' son Seif al-Islam
Rabat - While a feud is raging between General Khalifa Haftar representing the parliament of Tobrouk, in the east, which is militarily and diplomatically...

Mohammed VI: The Very Cool Monarch

Rabat - Mohammed VI is a monarch that does not fit into the traditional mould of world monarchs. He does not spend his time...

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 Summons Party’s Leaders to Discuss Rif Protests
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...