Conf/CfP - Women and Politics in an Age of Uncertainty: The Road to Sustainable Democracy and Democratization, Morocco

Publish Date: Apr 07, 2017

Deadline: Apr 20, 2017


Organized by

Polydisciplinary Faculty of Ouarzazate, IbnZohr University (Morocco)

In collaboration with

University of Wisconsin-Madison (USA)

Proposals due: April 20, 2017

Venue: Kenzy, Farah Azghor. Ouarzazate

It is our privilege and honor to invite proposals for panels or individual papers for our upcoming International Conference on Gender and Politics on the theme of “Women and Politics in an Age of Uncertainty: The Road to Sustainable Democracy and Democratization” to be held in October 24-26, 2017. The Conference is hosted and organized by the Polydisciplinary Faculty of Ouarzazate, Ibn Zohr University in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The conference venue, which is Kenzy, Farah Azghor in the city of Ouarzazate Morocco, is located in a charming town in southeastern Morocco, 205 kilometers from Marrakech and at the edge of the Sahara. Referred to as the “door of the Desert,” Ouarzazate is known internationally for its historic kasbah fortresses and its studios, where many Hollywood films were made.

This conference is unique in three ways. First, its cutting-edge content deals with the prospects of sustaining women’s rights and empowerment in an age of uncertainty, where more nations in many parts of the world seem to be rolling back hard fought democratic freedoms. It provokes many new challenging research questions which clearly show that the old boundaries of concepts dissolve and that new approaches and fresh thinking are needed. Second, its international scope aims to provide an interdisciplinary platform and a stimulating international academic forum including all sorts of stakeholders, create many opportunities for networking and socializing with the participants. Third, it is being held in a charming location called Ouarzazate; a city in southeastern Morocco, known internationally for its historic kasbah fortresses and its studios, where many Hollywood films have been made.

Additionally, the conference affords spaces and times for less formal discussions, which are an important factor supporting the transfer of knowledge and the exchange of experiences so needed in one’s academic life. Our esteemed keynote speakers are well-known for their dynamic, informative and thought provoking speeches. ICGP’17proudly presents the following keynote speakers: Professor Fatima Sadiqi from the University of Fez in Morocco, Professor Dahlerup Drude from University of Stockholm in Sweden; Professor miriam cooke from the Duke University in USA and Professor Aili Mari Tripp from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in USA. ICGP’17 welcomes young researchers, the next generation of experts in our field, and invites them to contribute and meet with the seniors.

Please examine our call for papers and consider joining us in Ouarzazate October 24-26, 2017. ICGP’17 is a very promising international meeting place and a stimulating venue for presenting research on the future of women’s rights.

Conference Director

Dr. Hanane Darhour

Associate Professor of English and Gender Studies.
Polydisciplinary Faculty of Ouarzazate, University of Ibn Zohr.

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