Driss Ksikes is a Moroccan writer and researcher. He has been a professor at HEM since 1996. Since 2014 he has served as director of economy, HEM research center, and director of the HEM foundation. A professor of methodology and debate ideas, he leads several writing workshops and contributes to several literary journals and international critiques. A literary critic and former editor-in-chief of TelQuel magazine (2001–2006), he is currently in charge of media and culture research projects, in partnership with several laboratories in the Maghreb and the Mediterranean, and coordinator of the Fatéma Mernissi Chair. Increasing the number of projects with art, culture and debate in the heart of the city, he is co-founder of the Averroès Meetings in Rabat (2008–), Dabateatr citoyen (2009–2012), Collectif du Vivre Ensemble (2012–), Divan public (2014–), and the transnational cultural review and platform project, In’s. He was literary curator of the Marrakech Art Biennale in 2014, Commissioner of the Night of the Philosophers in Rabat and Casablanca in 2017 and 2018, as he was referent playwright for the Arab world with Sundance Institute for the international laboratory of Marrakech in 2018. His main theatrical publications are: Pas de mémoire, mémoire de pas (1998), Le saint des incertains (2000), IL (2011), 180 degrès (2010), Le match (2011) et N’enterrez pas trop vite Big Brother (2013). This last piece was written as part of the Contemporary Arab Dramaturgy project, initiated by the Friche de la Belle de May, and for which he benefited from a scholarship and residence at la Chartreuse in Villeneuve-Lez-Avignon, France. He was selected in 2012 among the six best African playwrights by the National Studio Theatre in London. In 2017, he was nominated for the best francophone playwright award by the Theatre Commission of the Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques (SACD) for his Chuchotements et révélations.