CWA Study Weekend at UNE Demonstrates World Class Expertise

Published 31 January 2013

This weekend the University Of New England (UNE) will open its doors to more than 180 members of the Country Women’s Association (CWA) as host to their annual Country of Study School.

UNE has brought together a stellar group of experts on Moroccan history and culture to teach the school. The weekend launches the CWA’s year-long study into the North African country.

The School has been hosted by UNE for over 40 years and will be presented by a range of academics, artists and cultural experts from Morocco and Australia, including:

  • His Excellency Mr Mohamed Mael-Ainin, Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco, Canberra
  • Dr Driss El Malki Berrada, President, The Australian Moroccan Sahara Association, Sydney
  • Professor Jeanette Hoorn, School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne
  • Ms Georgina Hayden, Director, Berber Treasures Morocco/Australia Tour Specialists, Sydney
  • Mr Moh Ougunir, Head of Operations & Tours, Berber Treasures in Morocco
  • Dr Soufiane Boufous, Faculty of Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Ms Meera Freeman, well-known Melbourne based food and travel consultant and photographer
  • Hassan M’souli, Author and Owner of award winning, ‘Out of Africa’ Restaurant, Sydney (piectured)
  • Ms Fatima Killeen, award winning Moroccan Artist & Printmaker, Canberra

Lectures will look at the wonderful differences and surprising similarities between Morocco and Australia. They will give an overview of Morocco; its history, geography, traditions and culture (including art, music and food).