EXECUTIVE LECTURE FORUMBio:  Zailachi
 

November 17, 2011

Ms. Wassane Zailachi
Charge d'Affaires, Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, Washington, D.C.

Topic:  Morocco and the Arab Spring: Lessons for Economic and Political Policy Development

Wassane Zailachi began her diplomatic career as an Officer at Morocco’s Department of American Affairs in 1991, which was soon followed by being named the Counselor in charge of Economic & Commercial Affairs in 1992 and the Counselor in charge of Protocol in 1995, at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Paris, France.  By 1998, she was the Counselor of the Cabinet of the Under Secretary, in charge of Maghreb & Arab Countries at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Cooperation.  In 1999-2001, she progressed at the Department of Cultural and Scientific Cooperation as Desk Officer of the Protocol & Cultural Agreements Department and then the Bilateral Cultural Agreements Department.  Her next assignment was as Desk Officer of Canadian Affairs at the Department of American Affairs.  From 2003 to 2009, she served as Deputy Director of North America, Central America & the Caribbean at the Department of American Affairs.  Since May 2009, she has been the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in Washington, D.C.; until recently, September 15, 2011, when she became the Embassy’s Chargée d’Affaires

Ms. Zailachi speaks English, French and Arabic.  Her Honors include the Canadian Feuille d’Or du Mérite (2008) and the Morocco-American Friendship Award (2009).  Ms. Zailachi received her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations at American University in Paris, France and her Master of Arts in International Relations at Boston University. 

   

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