Young and Rebellious. Boundaries of Idealism


op maandagmiddag 18 juni 2007

in het Auditorium van de Vrije Universiteit















Locatie: Auditorium, Hoofdgebouw Vrije Universiteit,

De Boelelaan 1105,










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Bernardine Dohrn: Activist, academic and child advocate, is Director of the Children and Family Justice Center and Clinical Associate Professor of the Northwestern University School Law, Bluhm Legal Clinic. Dohrn was a leader of SDS (Students for a Democratic Society) and the Weather Underground, and was on the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted List for over a decade. She is an author and co-editor of two books: “A Century of Juvenile Justice” (2002) and “Resisting Zero Tolerance: A Handbook for parents, Teachers and Students” (2001) and the author of Somethin’s Happening Here: Children and Human Rights Jurisprudence in Two International Courts, UNLV L.Rev. Summer 2006; “The Cultivation of Fear and Criminalization” in Pox Americana: Exposing the American Empire (2004); “All Ellas: Girls Locked Up in Feminist Studies (Summer 2004); and “Look Out Kid/It’s Something You Did! Zero Tolerance for Children in The Public Assault on America’s Children: Poverty, Violence, and Juvenile Injustice (2000). Dohrn wrote the introductions to Sing a Battle Song: Documents of the Weather Underground, and Letters to Young Activists. Dohrn teaches children’s rights and international human rights law at Northwestern and is an annual visiting professor at the University of Chicago and Vrije University in Amsterdam. She writes and lectures on international human rights law, war and peace, race and juvenile justice, children in conflict with the law, torture, family violence and school law.



Prof. dr. James C. Kennedy: hoogleraar Contemporaine geschiedenis, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.



Prof. dr. Bob de Graaff (1955) studied history at the Free University of Amsterdam (1974-1979). He taught 20th century political history at the Free University of Amsterdam (1979-1980) and the Erasmus University in Rotterdam (1980-1987). He also lectured in Japanese history (1600-1952) at the Japanese Studies department of the Erasmus University (1988-1999). From 1987 till 1999 he worked at the Institute of Netherlands History in The Hague. In 1997 he defended his Ph.D. thesis on the Dutch Colonial Office and its task environment between 1912 and 1940. From 1999 till 2002 he was a member of the research team of the Netherlands Institute for War Documentation in Amsterdam that produced the so-called Srebrenica-report. In September 2000 he was appointed as associate professor in the department for the History of International Affairs at the University of Utrecht and in July 2005 he became the extraordinary chair there for political and cultural reconstruction from a humanistic perspective, which position he still holds beside the regular chair for terrorism and counterterrorism at The Hague Campus of the University of Leiden (since February 2007).


Mr. Sadik Harchaoui (March 4th, 1973, Morocco) graduated from a college at Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. He studied Law at the University of Utrecht, specialising in Criminal and Civil Law. From 1998 onwards Sadik Harchaoui has been affiliated to the District Court at Zwolle, working as a trainee Officer of Justice. He started as a deputy public prosecutor for the Zwolle-Leystad District Court in June 2000.
Besides his judicial work, Harchaoui has since 1997 been employed at the Willem Pompe Institute, Department of Criminology, Utrecht University, as a researcher and teacher, giving Post Academic Law courses to lawyers as well. Harchaoui is a board member of various NGO’s. He is co-author and editor of many scientific articles and books on a variety of subjects and editor of the Journal for the Social Sector.
Since August 2003 Sadik Harchaoui is Member of the Board of FORUM, National Institute for Multicultural Development.

Prof. dr. Doret J. de Ruyter: hoogleraar Theoretische en Historische Pedagogiek, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.


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