Zaynab El Bernoussi

Zaynab El Bernoussi is a professor of international relations at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Al Akhawayn University and a member of the Hillary Clinton Center for Women’s Empowerment (HCC). She holds a bachelor of business administration from Al Akhawayn University, a master in finance from IE Business School, a master of public administration from Columbia University, and a PhD in political and social Sciences from the Université catholique de Louvain under the supervision of Dr. Vincent Legrand and Dr. Baudouin Dupret. Dr. El Bernoussi was a Carnegie visiting scholar at the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations under the mentorship of Dr. Charles Kurzman. She is now a visiting scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University under the advisorship of Dr. Donna Hicks and an associated researcher at the History of Human Freedom and Dignity in Western Civilization project by the European Union. Dr. El Bernoussi’s research is at the intersection of postcolonial theory and dignity politics in the case of Egypt. She is now working on the constitutional process of post-Arab Spring Tunisia, on global understandings of dignity and development paradigms, and on Sino-Arab relations.