By Jamal Saidi
By Jamal Saidi
Morocco World News
Casablanca, January 1, 2013
James Roosevelt Jr, President Franklin Roosevelt’s grandson, is expected to be hosted in Casablanca by Ben M’sik faculty of Humanities on January 16th, in commemoration of the 70th of the Anfa Conference, which constituted a watershed moment in World War II.
James Roosevelt, Jr will give a lecture on the occasion. Mr Abdelmajid Elkadouri, the dean of the faculty will highlight the strategic and historical dimensions of the aforementioned conference, according to news reports.
Mr. James Roosevelt, Jr. is the president and chief executive officer of Tufts Health Plan organization, located in Massachusetts State. According to a biography posted on the association’s official website, he currently serves as chief legal counsel for the Massachusetts Democratic Party and is co-chair of the Rules and By-laws Committee of the Democratic National Committee. In November 2008, President-elect Barack Obama appointed Mr. Roosevelt to his transition team to co-chair a review of the Social Security Administration. Mr. Roosevelt is also a member of the National Academy of Social Insurance.
The conference of Anfa took place in the city of Casablanca in January 1943 between American President Franklin Roosevelt, Britain’s Prime Minister Winston Churchill and the French General de Gaulle. During the conference, the allies agreed on “unconditional surrender” of the Axis power. President Roosevelt organized a dinner party in honor of the late Mohamed V, indicating America’s recognition of Morocco’s legitimate longing for independence.