Official Islam vs. Popular Islam and the Struggle for Legitimacy in Morocco

A public lecture by Azzedine Layachi, St. John's University

Wednesday, April 04, 2007
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Bunche Hall 10383
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Azzedine Layachi is Associate Professor of Political Science at St. John’s University where he teaches Middle East politics.  He is member of the Executive Board of the American Institute of North African Studies (AIMS) and member of the Advisory Board of Center for Maghribi Studies (UK). His publications include Economic Crisis and Political Change in North Africa (1998); State, Society and Liberalization in Morocco: The Limits of Associative Life (1998); Civil Society and Democratization in Morocco (1995); The United States and North Africa: A Cognitive Approach to Foreign Policy (1990).




This lecture is part of a colloquium held under the auspices of the Center for Near Eastern Studies, and conducted in conjunction with a graduate seminar on Islam and Political Regimes taught by Leonard Binder, Professor of Political Science.  Each week the colloquium will consider the political regime in one Muslim country, focusing on state policy and the political forces associated with Islamic interests, organizations, and movements.  The lectures will be open to the University community and will be held on Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 pm.

Cost : Free

For more information please contact:

PeterSzanton, Center for Near Eastern Studies

Tel: (310) 825-1455

Sponsor(s): African Studies Center, Center for Near Eastern Studies, Political Science