Gender Events

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Revolution and Women's Rights: The Case of Egypt

June 15, 2011 // 10:30am11:45am
Middle East Program
Calling in from Cairo via Skype, a panel of three women activists discuss the role of women before, during, and after Egypt's January 25th revolution. The panelists draw upon their perspectives on recent events.
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The Future of Women in the MENA Region, a Tunisian and Egyptian Perspective

June 02, 2011 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Middle East Program
Lilia Labidi, Minister of Women's Affairs for the Republic of Tunisia, and Moushira Khattab, former Minister of Family and Population for Egypt, discussed the role and expectations of women in the Egyptian and Tunisian revolutions, as well as issues to consider as these two countries move forward.

Words, Not Swords: Iranian Women Writers and the Freedom of Movement

June 01, 2011 // 12:00pm1:15pm
Middle East Program
These are exhilarating times in the Middle East and North Africa. From the Green Movement in Iran to the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia and other uprisings in the region, demonstrators are demanding their democratic dignity and the expansion of their rights as citizens. The desegregated nature of these massive demonstrations, in which throngs of women walk shoulder to shoulder with men and face batons and bullets with open hands and life-affirming words, is unprecedented. It is indeed a revolution within revolutions. It is an antidote to Islamic fundamentalism, a turning point in the contemporary history of Islam. These circulating women—visible, voiced, and mobile—are seasoned negotiators of confined spaces, veteran trespassers of walls, closed doors, and iron gates. They are an audacious moderating, modernizing force to be reckoned with. Milani discusses the complex interconnectedness between power, space, and physical mobility in the Islamic world in general and Iran in particular.
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USAID/Egypt Health and Population: Legacy Review and the Way Forward

May 23, 2011 // 9:00am10:30am
Middle East Program
This event offers a look at a new “Legacy Report” of the long term results of USAID health sector assistance in Egypt. A remarkable history of generous USAID funding, consistent strategic objectives, high level political support, and solid partnerships has resulted in extraordinary health outcomes in Egypt.
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Yemen Beyond the Headlines: Population, Health, Natural Resources, and Institutions

May 18, 2011 // 8:30am3:30pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Ultimately, whether Yemen is able to achieve its goals for social and economic development, will, to a large extent, depend on its future population growth and size," said Gary Cook, senior health advisor at the U.S. Agency for International Development, in his opening address at an all-day conference on the role of population, health, natural resources, and institutions in Yemen's political crisis.

Iraqi Women Leaders in Engineering and Applied Sciences

April 19, 2011 // 10:00am11:30am
Middle East Program
May Kassir, Lecturer, University of Technology, Baghdad; Visiting Scholar, University of California-San Diego; Mais Mohammed, Assistant Lecturer, Engineering College, University of Baghdad; Visiting Scholar, Caltech; Rawia Salih, Assistant Lecturer, College of Science, University of Baghdad; Visiting Scholar, Smith College

Voices from Palestine: Women Leaders Speak on Peace and Security

April 07, 2011 // 1:30pm3:00pm
Middle East Program
Cairo Arafat, Government Media Center, Prime Minister's Office; Naila Ayesh, Director, Women's Affairs Training and Research Center; Amal Hadweh, former Program Manager, UN Refugee and Works Agency, West Bank; Enas H. H. Nazal, Financial Planning Department Manager, Strategic Planning Department, Ministry of the Interior, Palestinian National Authority; Moderator: Carla Koppell, Director, The Institute for Inclusive Security
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Women and Entrepreneurship: Perspectives from the Middle East and the United States

March 29, 2011 // 8:00am1:00pm
Middle East Program
A group of American and Middle Eastern businesswomen discussed their common challenges and rewards in running their own companies and the resources available for women entrepreneurs.
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Report Release: "Organizations Working with Latina Immigrants: Resources and Strategies for Change"

March 25, 2011 // 1:30pm5:30pm
United States Studies

Can Women Help Make Peace Agreements Sustainable?

January 20, 2011 // 9:30am11:00am
Middle East Program
Jacques Paul Klein, Former United Nations Secretary General's Special Representative and Coordinator of United Nations Operations, Liberia; Suaad Allami, Director, Sadr City Women's Center and Legal Clinic, Iraq; Luz Mendez, Member of the Advisory Council of the Global Fund for Women, Guatemala; Alice Nderitu, National Cohesion and Integration Commission, Kenya; Roxana Cristescu, Project Manager and Mediation Adviser, Crisis Management Initiative; Carla Koppel, Director, Institute for Inclusive Security

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