El Mostafa Rezrazi

Affiliate Professor

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El Mostafa Rezrazi is an Affiliate Professor at Mohammed VI Polytechnic University.

He is a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South. Specializing in DRR, Security Studies, Terrorism, and Extremism. His geographical area of interest covers Asia, Afro-Asian relationships, and the MENA.

Dr. Rezrazi earned his Ph.D. in Regional & InternationalAffairs from the University of Tokyo in 1998. He also holds a Doctorate in psychology from the University of Mohammed V, focusing on the psychological dynamism of suicide bomber.

Dr. Rezrazi is a member of the Steering Committee for the National Program of Deradicalization, «Moussalaha/Reconciliation.» Since 2021, he has been appointed a co- chair of the Working Group on Foreign Terrorist Fighters and Returnees as part of the EU-MENA Information Sharing and Analysis Network, CT-Inflow. CEPOL. He currently serves as the Executive director of the Moroccan Observatory on Extremism and Violence. He is a lecturer at the Collège Royal de l’Enseignement Militaire Supérieur and a Visiting Professor at the University Mohammed V. In 2017, he was appointed Co-coordinator of the OBOR China-Morocco Research Group. He became a member of the Advisory Board of The Euro-African Studies Institute at Hanyang University.

Dr. Rezrazi is serving his second term as President of the Moroccan Association for Asian Studies. He has held several Academic positions, including Distinguished Professor at the Faculty of Law at Sapporo Gakuin University, Professor, and Deputy Director at the Institute of International Relations at Hagoromo University, Researcher at the National Center of Area Studies in Minpaku, and Associate Researcher at the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Monotheistic Religions (CISMOR) at Doshisha University. He has worked as a Political Analyst at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research and as a visiting Fellow at Princeton University.

For the academic year 2022-2023

  • (INT001E) Introduction to Area Studies
  • (INT007E) Strategic Analysis and Risk Management


El Mostafa Rezrazi