ICGP’17 Conference Scientific program

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

DAY 1 | 24 OCTOBER 2017

08:00

REGISTRATION OPEN (at the lobby of the conference room)

09:00

WELCOME SPEECHES (We are starting on time)
- Governor of Ouarzazate Province
- Omar HALLI (President of Ibn Zohr University, Morocco)
- Moulay Abderrahmane Al Adarissa, (President of Ouarzazate City Council)
- Youness BELAHSEN (Dean of the Polydisciplinary Faculty of Ouarzazate, Morocco)
- Mohamed Laghdaf CHEIKH MAOULAININE (Delegate of Tourism, Ouarzazate, Morocco)
- Aili TRIPP (Conference Co-Organizer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
- Hanane DARHOUR (Conference Organizer, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco)

MODERATOR: Moha ENNAJI (President of the South North Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Migration Studies University of Fez, Morocco)

09:30

KEYNOTE ADDRESS (30 min max)

Fatima SADIQI (Professor of Linguistics and Gender Studies, University of Fez & Woodrow Wilson Fellow, Morocco) sadiqi_fatima@yahoo.fr

The Sources of Political Authority in North Africa: A Gender Perspective

INTRODUCED BY Hanane DARHOUR (Ibn Zohr University, Morocco)

10:30

NETWORKING BREAK

11:00

INAUGURAL LECTURE

Nouzha GUESSOUSS (University of Hassan II, Morocco) nouzhaguessous@gmail.com

Women’s Status Discrepancies in Current Moroccan Society between the Law, Social Practices and Culture

INTRODUCED BY Ginger FEATHER (University of Kansas, USA)

SESSION I

11:45

PANEL I.1 Women’s Rights and Activism after the Uprisings

CHAIR: Aili Mari TRIPP (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Moha ENNAJI (University of Fez, Morocco) mennaji2002@yahoo.fr
Women’s Activism and Gender Relations in Morocco in Post-Arab Spring

Aitemad MUHANNA-MATAR (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK), a.muhanna-matar@lse.ac.uk
Islamic and Secular Women’s Activism and Discourses in Post-uprising Tunisia

Jane D. TCHAICHA (Bentley University, USA) jtchaicha@bentley.edu and Khedija ARFAOUI (Independent researcher) douja_win@yahoo.com
Women's Artistic and Literary Production in Post-Revolutionary Tunisia: Creating a Pathway to Sustainable Democratization?

PANEL I.2. Theorizing Gender and Democracy

CHAIR: Marwa SHALABY (Rice University, USA)

Birte SIIM (Aalborg University, Denmark) siim@cgs.aau.dk
Gendering democracy in times of Rightwing mobilization – intersectional perspectives.

Conny ROGGEBAND University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands) c.m.roggeband@uva.nl and Mieke VERLOO (Radboud University, the Netherlands) m.verloo@fm.ru.nl
Understanding of the Dynamic Relationship between Processes of (De)democratization and Gender Equality Progress: A Theoretical Contribution

Saskia GLAS (Radboud University, the Netherlands) s.glas@maw.ru. and Niels SPIERINGS (Radboud University, the Netherlands) n.spierings@maw.ru.nl
Why Does Support for Gender Equality Vary Between Arab MENA Countries? The Role of Personal Religiosity, Institutionalized Islam, and Democracy

12:45

GROUP PICTURE (at the Terrasse of the Hotel)

01:00

NETWORKING LUNCH

02:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Aili Mari TRIPP (Wangari Maathai Professor of Political Science and Gender and Women’s Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Global Women’s Rights in an Era of Democratic Uncertainty: Challenges and Opportunities

INTRODUCED BY Katja ŽVAN-ELLIOTT (Al Akhawayn University, Morocco)

SESSION II

03:00

PANEL II.3. New Initiatives to Promote Female Religious Authority: Muftiyas, Murshidat and Mujtahidas (Panel funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York)

CHAIR: Mirjam KÜNKLER (Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Sweden) Mirjam.Kuenkler@gmail.com

Lilia LABIDI (University of Tunis, Tunisia) labidi.lilia@yahoo.com
Tunisian Women Judges Following the “Arab Spring”: The Growing Influence of Islamic Notions and the Arts with Regard to the Situation of Women

Irene SCHNEIDER (University of Göttingen, Germany) ischnei@gwdg.de
Family Law Reform in the West Bank, the Qāḍī al-Quḍāt, and the Women Judges of Ramallah

Mirjam KÜNKLER (Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study, Sweden) Mirjam.Kuenkler@gmail.com
Women’s Legal Authority in Islam: Forgotten Histories and New Initiatives

Sarah JACOBS (Princeton University, USA) sj8@alumni.princeton.edu
The Absence of Qadiyat in Israel

PANEL II.4. Literary and Media Expressions of Women

CHAIR: Fatima SADIQI (Professor of Linguistics and Gender Studies, University of Fez, Morocco & Woodrow Wilson Fellow)

Ismail FROUINI (Chouaib Doukkali University, Morocco) ismail.frouini@gmail.com and Abdelkader SABIL (ChouaibDoukkali University, Morocco)abdelkaders@gmail.com
A Voice of Their Own: Gender, Trauma and Resistance in Moroccan Prison Writings

Nawel ZBIDI (Higher Institute of Languages in Moknine, Tunisia) nawelzbidi24@yahoo.fr
Trauma and Exile in Post- 9/11 Contemporary Arab-American Fiction by Women Writers: Laila Halaby's Once in a Promised Land

Douja MAMELOUK (Researcher Le Moyne College, USA) mamelodm@lemoyne.edu
The Dictator’s Granddaughters: Tunisian Women’s Post-Revolution Writing

Ouidyane ELOUARDAOUI (University of California, Santa Barbara, USA) widiane16@hotmail.com
Turkish Soap Operas and Censorship on Arab Television

Abderrahim AIT ABDESLAM (Ibn Tofail University, Morocco) abdoabdeslam@gmail.com
The Image of Muslim Women in French Print Media: Le Monde as a Case Study

04:30

NETWORKING BREAK

SESSION III

05:00

PANEL III.5. Re-examining Gender Issues in the Global Turn to the Right

CHAIR: Khanum SHAIKH (California State University, Northridge, USA)

Sheena MALHOTRA (California State University, Northridge, USA) sheena.malhotra@csun.edu
Rhetorical Violence and Strategic Silences: Gender, Resistance and State Violence

Tina BEYENA (University of California, Irvine, USA) tinabeyene@gmail.com
Grassroots Ethiopian Feminist Responses to State Feminism in Ethiopia

Sherine HAFEZ (University of California, Riverside, USA) sherine.hafez@ucr.edu
Taking Resistance Virtually Post-revolution: Gender and Sexuality Online in Egypt

Khanum SHAIKH (California State University, Northridge, USA) Khanum.shaikh@csun.edu
American Muslim Women and the Politics of National Security: Pre and Post 2016 Elections

PANEL III.6. Women and Politics

CHAIR: Najib MOKHTARI (Université Internationale de Rabat, Morocco)

Katja ŽVAN-ELLIOTT (Al Akhawayn University, Morocco) k.zvan-elliott@aui.ma
Delays in Moroccan Legal Reforms: The Case of Gender-Based Violence

Nadia KAMEL (Hassan II University, Morocco) nad.1980@hotmail.com, Amina DRHIMEUR (Hassan II University, Morocco) amina.drhimeur@icloud.com and Khalid TAMDY (Hassan II University, Morocco) khalidtamdy@yahoo.fr
What are the Perspectives for the Evolution of Women’s Political Rights? A Comparison between Morocco and Turkey

Douja MAMELOUK (Researcher Le Moyne College, USA) mamelodm@lemoyne.edu
The Dictator’s Granddaughters: Tunisian Women’s Post-Revolution Writing

Fatima QURATULAIN (University of Oxford, UK) qfatima6@gmail.com
Female Legislators and Female Public Servants: An Alliance to Advance Pro-women Policy Process?

Souad BELHORMA University of Moulay Ismail, Morocco) Belhormasouad23@gmail.com
The Gender Gap in Political Participation after the Arab Spring

DAY 2 | 25 OCTOBER 2017

09:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS (30 min max)

Drude DAHLERUP Professor of Political Science, University of Stockholm, Sweden)

Women’s Contribution to Processes of Democratization

INTRODUCED BY Fatima SADIQI (University of Fez, Morocco & Woodrow Wilson Fellow)

10:00

NETWORKING BREAK

SESSION IV

10:30

PANEL IV.7. The Role of International Institutions in Fostering Gender Equality in Relation to Democracy

CHAIR: Rita STEPHAN (Middle East Partnership Initiative, U.S. Department of State; Research Fellow at the Moise A. Khayrallah Center for Lebanese Diaspora Studies at North Carolina State University) rita.stephan@gmail.com

Hafssa AIT TABAMOUTE (Corps Africa Volunteer, Morocco) hafssa.tabamoute@gmail.com
Supporting Women's Participation in Local Government in Tinghir, Morocco

Slobodan MILIC National Democratic Institute, Resident Director, Morocco) smilic@ndi.org
Women’s Representation in Parliament

Aimee BRESLOW Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. State Department, USA) BreslowAL@state.gov
Women’s Leadership: Theory and Practice

Roula SYLLA (Gender in Governance, Public Governance Directorate – OECD, France) Roula.SYLLA@oecd.org
Gender Equality in Public Life

PANEL IV.8. Democratization, Democracy and Gender Equality

CHAIR: Nawar Al-Hassan GOLLEY (American University of Sharjah, UAE) nhgolley@aus.edu

Sana SAYED , (American University of Sharjah, UAE) ssayed@aus.edu
Democracy When? Latent Female Liberation in Pakistan.

Ginger FEATHER (University of Kansas, USA) Ginger@daveandginger.com
Democratization of the Nuclear Family: A Precursor to National Democratization in Muslim-majority Countries

Hoda Ragheb AWAD (Misr International University, Egypt) hodaawad5@gmail.com
Gender, Women and Democracy: The Role of Women and Women’s Councils in Sustaining Democracy

Zakia SALIM (Rutgers University, USA) zsalime@sociology.rutgers.edu
Women and Land Rights in Morocco

12:00

NETWORKING LUNCH

01:30

KEYNOTE ADDRESS

miriam cooke (Braxton Craven Distinguished Professor of Arab Cultures at Duke University, USA) miriam.cooke@gmail.com

Contesting Fatwa 64: Islamic State, Women and Violence

INTRODUCED BY Doris H. GRAY (Director Hillary Clinton Center for Women’s Empowerment at Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco) d.gray@aui.ma

SESSION V

02:30

PANEL V.9. Negotiating Women’s Rights Globally and Locally

CHAIR: Hoda Ragheb AWAD (Misr International University, Egypt)

Sara AL HARFAN (American University of Sharjah, UAE) s.alharfan@gmail.com & Jeniece LUSK (American University of Sharjah, UAE) jlusk@aus.edu
Arab Women, Western Rights: Assessing the Limits of Cultural Hybridization

Jennice McCAFFERTY-WRIGHT (University of Missouri, USA) jmwright@mail.missouri.edu
“We Have to Achieve our Dreams and our Mothers’ Dreams”: Critically Engaging the Civic Voices of Young Women in Morocco

Ilham BETTACH (Mohamed V University, Morocco) Bettach.ilham@gmail.com
The Burqa Affair in the Kingdom of Cautious Democracy: Delicate Balance between Individual Rights and Group Rights

Kubra GUZIN BABATURK (University of Texas at Austin, USA) k.babaturk@utexas.edu
Muslim Secularism: The Visibility of Hijab in the Public Sphere

PANEL V.10. Women, Peacebuilding and Conflict

CHAIR: Aitemad MUHANNA-MATAR (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)

Emel Elif TUGDAR (University of Kurdistan Hawler, Iraq) etugdar@gmail.com
Politics of Gender in Iraqi Kurdistan: Resource Curse, Tribalism and Political Culture

Nawar Al-Hassan GOLLEY (American University of Sharjah, UAE) nhgolley@aus.edu
Syrian Women: Hope for Sustainable Peace

Ibrahim NATIL (Dubin City University, Ireland) dr.natil59@gmail.com
Challenges and Lessons: Facing Women in Civil Society, Peacebuilding, Development and Politics

Samah SALEH (An-Najah National University, Palestine) Samah.saleh@gmail.com
PalestinianWomen Negotiate: Resisting the Israeli Occupation

04:00

NETWORKING BREAK

SESSION VI

04:30

PANEL VI.11. Women in Legislatures

CHAIR: Doris H. GRAY GRAY (Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco)

Ella PRIHATINI (University of Zagreb, Croatia) marjeta.sinko@fpzg.hr and Daniela ŠIRINIĆ (University of Zagreb, Croatia) daniela.sirinic@fpzg.hr
In Search of a Women-friendly Legislative Agenda: Case study of Parliamentary Questions in Croatia

Marwa SHALABY SHALABY (Rice University, USA) mms5@rice.edu and Laila ELIMAM (Rice University, USA) le13@rice.edu
Women in Legislative Committees in Arab Parliaments

Bozena WELBORNE (Smith College, USA) bwelborne@smith.edu
On Their Own: Investigating Women Running for Office as Independents in the Middle East and North Africa

PANEL VI.12. Female Participation in North Africa

CHAIR: Rola EL-HUSSEINI (Lund, university, Sweden)

Pauline FINN (Université Chouaïb Doukkali, Morocco) paulinecfinn@gmail.com and Daouia LAABOUDI (Université Chouaïb Doukkali, Morocco) a.laaboudi06@gmail.com
Women's Empowerment and Morocco’s Mosque-based Adult Literacy Program: A Case Study in El Jadida

Rasmus BRANDT (University of Zurich, Switzerland) rasmus.brandt@uzh.ch
Re-defining the National: Gender, Identity and Belonging among Tunisia’s Ennahda Women Activists

Anwar MHAJNE (University of Cincinnati, USA) anwar.mhajne@gmail.com
Political Opportunities and Strategic Choices: The Case of the Muslim Sisterhood in Egypt

Jabrane AMAGHOUSS (Université Cadi Ayyad, Morocco) j.amaghouss@gmail.com and Aomar IBOURK (Université Cadi Ayyad, Morocco) aomaribourk@gmail.com
Analysis of the Emancipation of Women in Morocco: A Comparative Study

06:00

END OF SESSIONS

DAY 3 | 26 OCTOBER 2017

SESSION VII

09:00

Panel VII.13. Gender Quotas and Women’s Political Rights

CHAIR: Fatima QURATULAIN (University of Oxford, UK)

Hanane DARHOUR (Ibn Zohr University, Morocco) hanane.darhour@gmail.com
What Do Gender Quota Implementation and Reform mechanisms tell us about the Moroccan Democratization Process?

Marta RAWLUSZKO (University of Warsaw, Poland) m.rawluszko@uw.edu.pl
Promoting Gender Quotas: Successful Feminist Strategies and their Unintended Effects

El Houcine BOUALILI (University of ChouaibDoukkali, Morocco) elhoucineboualili82@gmail.com and Mohammed DERDAR (University of ChouaibDoukkali, Morocco) derdarmohammed@yahoo.fr and Abdelkader SABIL (University of Chouaib Doukkali, Morocco) abdelkaders@gmail.com
Rethinking Women's Political Empowerment in Morocco: Questioning the Validity of Gender Quota

Jana BELSCHNER (University of Bergen, Norway) Jana.Belschner@uib.no
Complementary Advantage: The Interaction of Youth and Gender Quotas in Tunisiae

PANEL VII.14. State Uses and Abuses of Women's Rights

CHAIR: Bozena WELBORNE (Smith College, USA) bwelborne@smith.edu

Zeinab FAROKHI ,(University of Toronto, Canada) zeinab.farokhi@mail.utoronto.ca
The Body as Frontier

Rola EL-HUSSEINI (Lund, university, Sweden) Rola.elhusseini@gmail.com
The Instrumentalization of Feminism by Arab Regimes

Saleena SALEEM Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) issaleena@ntu.edu.sg
The State, Religious Actors and Women’s Empowerment: Higher Education and Muslim Women Activism in Malaysia

Amal MIRI MIRI (Ghent University, Belgium) amal.miri@ugent.be
Bordering Family Life: Tensions Within Marriage Migration Policy in Belgium

10:30

NETWORKING BREAK

SESSION VIII

11:00

PANEL VIII.15. Women on the Frontlines of Resisting Terrorism and Extremism

CHAIR: Tina BEYENA (University of California, Irvine, USA)

Najib MOKHTARI (Université Internationale de Rabat, Morocco) najib.mokhtari@uir.ac.ma
Remapping Radicalism: A Re-Gendering of CVE Prevention Plans in Morocco

Mahjouba KAOUKAOU (Mohammed V University, Morocco) hajibakaoukaou@gmail.com
Gender and Terrorism

Lucky Igohosa UGBUDIAN (Federal Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Nigeria) liugbudian@gmail.com
The Role of Women in Countering Terrorism: The Nigerian Perspective

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PANEL VIII.16. Women's Civil and Political Participation in Nigeria and Morocco

CHAIR: Katja Zvan-ELLIOTT Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco

Bashir SA'AD IBRAHIM (Federal University Dutse, Nigeria) bashirsaad@fud.edu.ng
The Marginalisation of Women Participation in Nigeria’s Politics: An Assessment of the 2015 General Elections

Lamidi Kamal OLANIYI (Federal University Dutse, Nigeria) kamal.lamidi@fud.edu.ng
An Examination of Factors Facing Women Participation in Nigerian Politics

Hicham ZYAD (Hassan II University, Morocco) zyadhicham@gmail.com
Civic Education and Gender Equity: The Role of Media Literacy in Female Youths’ Civic Engagement

12:30

CLOSING ADDRESS

- Youness BELAHSEN (Dean of the Polydisciplinary Faculty of Ouarzazate, Morocco)

- Hanane DARHOUR (Conference Organizer, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco)

01:00

LUNCH

03:00-05/00

GUIDED TOUR to Ouarzazate famous Atlas Studio and Kasbat Ait Benhaddou