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Centre de Recherche sur l’Afrique et la Méditerranée / Centre for Research on Africa and the Mediterranean (CERAM)

Deputy Director and EuroMeSCo “liaison officer”: Ward Vloeberghs

Specialised researchers on EuroMeSCo’s areas of study: Djallil LOUNNAS (terrorism, islamism, nuclear proliferation and cooperation between superpowers); Ward VLOEBERGHS (political sociology, symbolic politics in MENA, Lebanese politics); Yasser YEDDIR-TAMSAMAMI (political economy of energy; public policy analysis); Jean ZAGANIARIS (gender studies in MENA, political theory, epistemological issues of the social sciences); Johanna BUISSON (interfaith relations, women studies); Brent EDELMAN (political economy in MENA).

General Statement

Founded in October 2010 within the Ecole de Gouvernance et d’Economie de Rabat (EGE), the Centre for Research on Africa and the Mediterranean (CERAM) brings together a team of researchers with a social science background –in particular political and economic sciences- who share a pluridisciplinary approach. The research conducted at the CERAM geographically covers an area that extends from the Maghreb to sub-Saharan Africa and from the Machreq to the Sahel.

Drawing upon the cross continental position of the Moroccan capital, CERAM aims at bringing a contribution to the production of regional knowledge and seeks to actively foster ties between national as well as international researchers dealing with the aforementioned regions. The CERAM also serves as a facilitator for research, especially among PhD candidates.

Finally, reaching out to local actors, CERAM aspires to encourage exchange among the administrative, diplomatic and economic communities in order to contribute to the critical thinking about issues of governance. Therefore, CERAM adopts the same working languages as those of EGE, i.e. French, English and Arabic.

Areas of work

Political Economy; Political Sociology; Natural Resources; Regional Integration; Security Studies and Risk Management; Media & communications; Political professionals; Governance.

Objectives of the Euromed/Middle East programme(s)

CERAM’s institutional relationship with EGE’s wide-ranging network among leading universities allows it to exchange permanently with scholars in Africa, Europe and the Americas. Consequently, CERAM can offer EuroMeSCo the benefit of its global outreach in addition to its strong connections on the local and regional level by further advertising EuroMeSCo’s research activities to its partners in the MENA region and beyond.

Practical information

Ecole de Gouvernance et d’Economie de Rabat (EGE)

Avenue Ben Abdellah Regragui, Madinat al-Irfane BP 6283, 10010 Rabat, Morocco

+212 5 37 27 61 21/36/73


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