What: John Jay College of Criminal Justice, in partnership with the Advisory Council of Human Rights of the Kingdom of Morocco and Hassan II University Mohammédia Casablanca, will hold its Ninth Biennial International Conference in Marrakesh, Morocco. Cadi Ayyad University in Marrakesh is the host institution. The theme of the conference is Societies in Transition: Balancing Security, Social Justice and Tradition. The conference, designed to promote international and interdisciplinary understanding of justice issues , will bring together scholars, practitioners, government leaders, police officials, advocates and international organizations from over 30 countries.
When: June 2 – June 5, 2010
Where: Royal Mirage Marrakesh Hotel, Marrakesh, Morocco
Who: Plenary Speakers
· Scott Atran, PhD, is a Presidential Scholar in Sociology at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. the Research Director in Anthropology at the National Center for Scientific Research in Paris, France, and a Visiting Professor of Psychology and Public Policy at the University of Michigan.
· Ahmed Herzzeni, PhD, was appointed by the King of Morocco to be the President of the Advisory Council on Human Rights on May 31, 2007. Mr. Herzenni has a PhD in sociology and in anthropology from the University of Kentucky and a Degree of Advanced Studies in sociology from the Rabat Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
· Rahma Bourqia is President of Hassan II University – Mohammédia-Casablanca, where she was Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Previously a Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at Mohammed V University in Rabat, she is the first woman president of a Moroccan university.
For more information on the international conference, including the conference program, visit: www.jjay.cuny.edu/ic .