Slighoua Mounia

Institut Euromed des Sciences Juridiques et Politiques

Toulouse 1 Capitole University, Toulouse, France. 
July 2016 –   November 2012: Doctoral degree in comparative law with the very honorable mention and the congratulations. 
Thesis title: « The Evolution of Women’s Rights in the Arab Spring countries: Morocco, Tunisia, and Egypt ». 

Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco. 
June 2012 – January 2010: Master in International Studies and Diplomacy, American Studies. 
Thesis title: « Rethinking Development in the Context of the International Global Crisis: Moroccan Pathways».


The University of Westminster, The Diplomatic Academy of London, London, The United Kingdom. 
August 2010 – July 2010: Exchange program and seminars. 


Washington College, Maryland, The United States of America. 
January 2009 – May 2009 : Exchange Semester. 


Al Akhawayn University, Ifrane, Morocco. 
January 2006 – December 2009: Bachelor of International Studies. Major Concentration: International Cooperation and Development. Minor Concentration: Business administration. American studies. 
Capstone project title: « Implementation gaps and the participatory approach to human development: the case of the INDH Fez and the Abi Bakr Ibn Arabi Center ». 

  • Sustainable human development
  • Migrations
  • Womens rights
  • Social entrepreneurship

January 2017 – Present: Assistant Professor •• Euromed University of Fez (UEMF).
Teaching and course design:
General introduction to the Law
Introduction to Islamic Law
Geopolitics and Strategy
International Law

Participation to the organization of scientific events.
Participation to drafting proposals in response to calls for research projects.

Participation to students’ recruitment.
Participation to students' fairs and forums.
Taking part to visits to different high schools on behalf of the Euromed University of Fez (UEMF) for outreach and promotion purposes.
Participation to multiple editions of the “Journées Portes Ouvertes” of the Euromed University of Fez (UEMF).
Participation to the organization of selection and admission tests.

Various administrative tasks.

January 2012 – May 2013: Research Associate •• Moroccan Interdisciplinary Center for Strategic and International Studies.

Contribution to the development of various communication tools and material (brochures, flyers, and emailing).
Providing support for the logistical organization of the yearly event hosted by the organization. 
Contribution to the organization of the plenary sessions of the yearly event of the organization.
Identification, contact, and invitation of multiple personalities and institutions to the annual conference of the organization.
Participation to the editing and translation processes of academic articles for the Moroccan Yearbook of Strategy and International Relations (AMSRI).
Building, developing and updating partners’ databases.

September 2011 – November 2011: Internship •• The Department of International Studies and Relations at the Bank of Morocco.
Drafting progress reports on the assigned subject of study and research: « Morocco’s Multilateral and Bilateral Trade Agreements ». 

May 2010 – June 2010: Internship •• Moroccan Interdisciplinary Center for Strategic and International Studies.
Administrative and logistical support to the presidency.
Participation to the construction of debate panels and to the logistical organization of the Fez Forum on the Union for the Mediterranean. 
Providing translation and interpretation for the organization staff.
Creation of questionnaires and interviews for the participants and speakers to the event hosted by the organization.

May 2009 –August 2009: Internship •• Moroccan American Center.
Conducting research on Morocco, the MENA region, and Morocco - US Relations.
Writing analytical journal article reviews. 
Monitoring various media sources and websites. 
Providing translation and interpreting services.  
Drafting event reports.   

Mounia Slighoua. Droits des Femmes et Printemps Arabes : Tunisie, Égypte, et Maroc. Éditions Universitaires Européennes : Sarrebruck : 2016, 620 p. 

Mounia Slighoua. « Le Maroc et l’Espace Africain : Une Coopération Sud-Sud ». L’Annuaire Marocain des Relations Internationales et de la Stratégie, Volume 1, Tome 1, 2012.

Mounia Slighoua. « Rapport : Emergence Industrielle : Bilan et Perspectives ». L’Annuaire Marocain des Relations Internationales et de la Stratégie, Volume 1, Tome 1, 2012.

Mounia Slighoua and T. Jeremy Gunn. “The Spiritual Factor: Eisenhower, Religion, and Foreign Policy”. The Review of Faith & International Affairs, Volume 9, Issue 4, 2011.

Moha Ennaji, Filippo Bignami, Mohammed Moubtassime, Mounia Slighoua and Fouad Boulaid. “Fez as a locus of migration processes on the move” (Article Under Review: Submitted for publication to the Journal of North African Studies on August 2019). 

Mounia Slighoua, Othmane Benmoussa, Housseine Bachiri and Salim Bounou. “Entrepreneurship and Traditional Know-How: The Case of Moroccan Rural Women” (Article Under Review: Submitted for publication as an EMEA-EMNES Working Paper on December 2019). 

13 – 14 December 2019: Participation to the EMMIR/ACMS Conference 2019. University of Oldenburg, Germany. Presentation on: “The Notions of Home and Belonging within Migrant Communities”. 

17 October 2019: Participation to the workshop « Migration, Mobility and Development », Euromed University of Fez (UEMF).  

Two research projects were presented during the aforementioned workshop:  
Entrepreneurship and Traditional Know-How: The Case of Moroccan Rural Women (Cf. projects submitted for publication).

Housseine Bachiri, Mounia Slighoua, and Malika Kettani. “Circular Migration and Gender: The Case of Moroccan Strawberry ladies”. December 2019.

Participation to multiple workshops held in different locations on Sub-Saharan African Migration flows in the city of Fez. 
4-5 April 2019: The University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland (SUPSI), Lugano, Switzerland. 
11 January 2019 : Institut International des langues et cultures, Fez.                   11 October 2018 : Institut International des langues et cultures, Fez.

19 June 2017: Participation to the Seminar: « Stability and Security in Africa: The role of Soft Power and Hard Power » at the Al Akhawayn University of Ifrane. Communication on the BRICS and the deployment of soft power tools in Africa ». 

19-20 May 2017: Participation to the fourth annual social sciences conference: Environment and Social Transformation at the Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane.  Communication on the « Obstacles to the implementation of international environmental agreements» during the session on: « Environment and public international law».

8-9 March 2016: Participation to a discussion panel at the 21st Conference on « Youth and Development » hosted by the Emirati Center of Strategic Studies and Research, Abu Dhabi. The panel dealt with multiple themes related to the contribution of youth to Development processes. 


  • Développement humain durable 
  • Migrations 
  • Droits des femmes
  • Entreprenariat social
  • Introduction Générale au Droit 
  • Introduction au Droit Musulman
  • Droit International 
  • Géopolitique et Stratégie