CMENAS is pleased to announce that Katherine Downs and Andrew Williams will receive the Mahfoud Bennoune Memorial Thesis Award for their outstanding work. The award is given in memory of Professor Mahfoud Bennoune (1936-2004), and is awarded to a CMENAS student(s) in recognition of an outstanding M.A. thesis that focuses on North Africa and emphasizes values that Dr. Bennoune fought for: tolerance, secularism, human rights and women’s rights.