A native of Morocco, Lahcen Haddad holds a Ph.D. in comparative cultural studies from the University of Indiana. He has been co academic director of the SIT Morocco: Multiculturalism and Human Rights program since 2000 as well as professor of development and cultural studies at Mohamed V University, Rabat, Morocco since 1984.
For the last twenty years, he has taught at different universities in the US, Europe, Morocco, and the Middle East, and for the last 12 years, he has served as strategic management and policy expert on projects for international development organizations and consultancies in several countries in Europe, the Middle East / North Africa, Africa (South of the Sahara), and Asia.
Lahcen has published five books, half a dozen training manuals, approximately twenty academic articles, and several hundred journal pieces in Arabic, English, and French in the fields of social science, development studies, cultural studies, communication, and management.
Lahcen is a regular guest on Moroccan, Arab, and international television channels, asked to comment on political and economic events in the region and around the world. Very active in civil society organizations, he is president of Boujad for Sustainable Development, one of the founders of Tanmia.org, and a member of the Committee for the Promotion of Girls’ Schooling in Rural Areas.