The Hollings Center’s Higher Education Dialogue series fosters cooperation between universities and other institutions of learning through the exchange of ideas, expertise and best practices. Dialogues focus on issues of significant importance to higher education communities in the United States and the Middle East, North Africa, South Asia, Europe and Eurasia. Participants include distinguished university presidents, administrators, senior officials and educators from over a dozen countries.
December 2005 This path-breaking dialogue examined the establishment of independent universities in predominantly Muslim countries, the challenges these institutions face and the possibilities for partnership with American universities. Conference participants included prominent educators and higher education officials from independent colleges and universities in Indonesia, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the…
Dr. Driss Ouaouicha, President of Al Akhawayn University in Morocco, discusses the barriers to educational and economic reform in the MENA region, especially in the Moroccan context.