NIMAR has a limited permanent staff which is still under construction. For NIMAR education we collaborate with institutes within Leiden University, and institutions in the Netherlands and abroad.

Members of our staff:

  • Prof.dr. Léon P.H.M. Buskens
    • Director NIMAR
    • Professor of Law and Culture in Muslim Societies at Leiden University
    • Attaché for Education Affairs at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Rabat, Morocco.


Léon Buskens 



  •  Karim Laaraj MA
    • Coordinator of  'Arabic semester, Rabat'

    • Lecturer Arabic


  • Yara Maljers MA
    • Coordinator of  ‘Culture and Society in Morocco’

    • Lecturer social sciences 

  • Omar Zkik MSc
    • Administrative officer
    • Lecturer Arabic