Affiliate Professor

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Rachid El Houdaïgui is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.

He is a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South and a professor of International Relations at Abdelmalek Essaadi University’s Law Faculty in Tangier. His expertise encompasses international relations, geopolitics, defense and security, focusing on the Mediterranean region, North Africa, and the Arab world. He also serves as a professor at the Royal College of Advanced Military Studies in Kenitra and is a visiting professor at Cergy-Pontoise University (Paris), Cadiz University (Spain), and La Sagesse University (Beirut, Lebanon). He founded the Moroccan-Spanish review «Peace and International Security» and oversees the Observatory of Mediterranean Studies at Abdelmalek Essaadi University.

Since 2017, Prof. El Houdaïgui has played a pioneering role in co-piloting the African Peace and Security Annual Conference (APSACO), a flagship event of the Policy Center, gathering experts from military, political, academic, and civil society sectors. He also directs and co-edits the subsequent annual reports.

His research has been featured in prominent institutions such as the NATO Defense College Foundation (2021), the Academic Journal (No. 38) of the Atlantic Centre for Defense Capacity Building (Portugal, 2020), and the Brazilian REPATS Journal of Studies and Advanced Research on the Third Sector (2019). He is a regular contributor to Policy Center for the New South research, producing numerous papers on defense, security, armed forces, and conflicts. In 2022-2023, he served on the Committee of African experts responsible for revising the African Union’s «Post-Conflict Reconstruction and Development 2006 strategy».

For the academic year 2022-2023

  • (INT002E) Area Studies: l'Afrique
  • (INT103) Le Maroc dans son Environnement Géopolitique