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About The Maghreb Center

Fostering Understanding and Development of the Maghreb: The Mission of the Maghreb Center is to increase understanding by US policy makers, academia, the media, the business community and the public at large of the five countries of North Africa, also known as the Maghreb: Mauritania, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya. Another area of interest of the Maghreb Center is the Sudan-Sahel region. The Maghreb Center joins American specialists of the region with Maghrebi counterparts in Algeria, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, and Tunisia. The Center is an initiative of scholars of North Africa and development practitioners. For more information on the Maghreb Center's founding members, current board members, and associates, please consult our website ( http://maghrebcenter.org/).

Veiling the Gains of Revolution: Political Islam in North Africa

(By Chris Beck, Department of History – University of Maryland at College Park) The revolutions that have toppled longstanding North African autocratic regimes have created a power vacuum, with all manner of political groups rushing to fill it. In this … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Maghreb Center Student Blog !

Welcome to the Maghreb Center Student blog, a site dedicated to the exploration of unfolding events in North Africa. Through featured articles, commentary, and analysis, we hope to look behind the headlines at the roots and causes of these events, … Continue reading

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Sharia and the Constitution in Post-Revolution Tunisia (Published in Jurist – University of Pittsburgh School of Law)

Sharia and the Constitution in Post-Revolution Tunisia, by Edsel Tupaz & Joan Martinez, JURIST – Sidebar, Jan. 10, 2012, http://jurist.org/sidebar/2012/01/tupaz-martinez-tunisia.php

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Morocco and the Constitutional Debate

After the King’s Speech – Constitutional Reform and the Outlook for Change in Morocco (An event organized by the German Marshall Fund of the United States in Washington DC on 7/11/2011) Enders Wimbush (Senior Director, Foreign Policy & Civil Society, … Continue reading

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