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Maria Mourani was appointed the Québec Government Representative within the Permanent Delegation of Canada to UNESCO on October 25, 2017. At the time of her appointment she was President and Founder of Mourani-Criminologie.
A Member of Parliament from 2006 to 2015, Ms. Mourani acted as critic for public safety and national security, justice, Canadian heritage, status of women and human rights. She was the first woman of Lebanese origin to sit in the Canadian House of Commons. In 2014, she was decorated with the Presidential Medal of the Diaspora by the Lebanese Minister of Foreign Affairs and Emigrants.
Before beginning her political career, she was a teaching assistant and research officer at Université de Montréal from 2001 to 2004. She also worked as a parole officer for Correctional Service Canada and as a rehabilitation officer with Centres jeunesse de Montréal from 1999 to 2002.
A sociologist, criminologist, author and researcher, Ms. Mourani takes a keen interest in youth crime. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in clinical criminology and a Master’s Degree in sociology from Université de Montréal. She has published several books and articles and has presented a number of conference papers. She is currently pursuing her doctoral studies at the University of Ottawa on becoming jihadist in Western countries, particularly in Canada, France and Belgium.
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