Peacebuilding, Conflict Resolutions and Countering Extremism
Policy Center for the New South
The Policy Center for the New South is pleased to receive a delegation from the Open Hands Initiative (OHI), a US-based nonprofit organization, on Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 at 17:00.
OHI is running the Salaam Fellowship for Conflict Resolution program, which brings together 20 high potential young professionals and college students from the U.S. And Morocco for critical skills training in negotiation and conflict resolution.
Our Senior Fellows, Mr. Mohammed Loulichki and Mr. El Mostafa Rezrazi will be sharing their long experience in the fields of peacebuilding, conflict resolutions and countering extremism.
To learn more about the Open Hands Initiative, please click here.
To learn more about the Salaam Fellowship for Conflict Resolution program, please click here.
|16:45 – 17:00||
|17:00 – 17:15||
Keynote speech: “Peacebuilding and conflict resolutions”
Speaker: Mohammed Loulichki, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South
|17:15 – 17:30||
Keynote speech: "Countering extremism"
Speaker: El Mostafa Rezrazi, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South
|17:30 – 18:30||
Debate with the audience
Mohammed Loulichki, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South
Mr. Loulichki is a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South, who focuses on Diplomacy, conflicts resolution and Human rights. He has an extensive experience of 40 years in diplomacy and legal affairs. He assumed inter alia the functions of Head of the Department of Legal Affairs and Treaties in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was also Ambassador of Morocco in Hungary, Bosnia – Herzegovina and Croatia (1995-1999), Ambassador Coordinator of the Government of Morocco with MINURSO (1999 – 2001), Ambassador of Morocco to the United Nations in Geneva (2006-2008) and New York (2001-2003 and 2008-2014), as well as President of the Security Council (December 2014). Mr. Loulichki was appointed President of the Counter-Terrorism Committee of the Security Council (2013), President of the working Group on Peace Keeping Operations (2012), Vice-President of the Human Rights Council (2006), Facilitator of the Universal Periodic Review of the said Council (2006 and 2010) and President of the National Committee in charge of the follow up on nuclear matters (2003-2006).
El Mostafa Rezrazi, Senior Fellow, Policy Center for the New South
Dr. El Mostafa Rezrazi is a professor of Crisis Management, and Security Studies and a Senior Fellow at the Policy Center for the New South, who focuses on Terrorism, Security and East Asia studies. His area of Expertise covers Afro-Asian Affairs, Strategic & Security Studies, Terrorism, Extremism and Deradicalization, mainly from the view of Criminal; Legal and Forensic Psychology. He got his Ph.D. in Regional & International Affairs from the University of Tokyo in 1998, and later a Doctorate from the University of Mohammed V on the Psychological dynamisms of Suicide Bombers (2014). He is the executive director of the Moroccan Observatory on Extremism and Violence, Director of the African Center for Asian Studies, Rabat. Currently, he is Visiting Professor at the University Mohammed V Rabat. In 2017, was appointed a Co-coordinator of the OBOR China-Morocco Research Group, and a member of the Advisory Board of the Euro-African Studies Institute, Hanyang University Seoul, South Korea. Rezrazi is the president for the second term of the Moroccan Association for Asian Studies. Dr Rezrazi has served in the past as a distinguished professor in the school of law of Sapporo Gakuin University (Japan), a professor & Deputy Director of the Institute of International Relations in Hagoromo University in Osaka (Japan). A political Analyst at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research in Abu Dhabi, and was also a Visiting Fellow in Princeton University, USA.