Middle East and North Africa Events

Islam, Gender and Reproductive Health: Part 5 of 6

June 08, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
Dr. Angel Foster discusses gender-based violence in Tunisia and Jordan, focusing on community-based efforts in these countries to address honor killings and domestic violence This event is co-sponsored by ECSP, and supported by USAID's Office of Population and Reproductive Health and the Interagency Gender Working Group.

Release of Policy Brief on Egypt by the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom

June 01, 2005 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Findings and Recommendations Presented by: Elizabeth H. Prodromou, Commissioner; Felice D. Gaer, Vice Chair; Nina Shea, Vice Chair.Commentator: Saad Eddin Ibrahim,Woodrow Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar; Professor of Political Sociology at the American University in Cairo; Chairman of the Board, Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies, Cairo, Egypt.This event is cosponsored with the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Globalization, Islamization, and Female Employment Trends in Iran

May 25, 2005 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Roksana Bahramitash, Simone de Beauvoir Institute, Concordia University.

Iran on the Eve of the Presidential Elections

May 23, 2005 // 9:00am11:00am
Middle East Program
Mark J. Gasiorowski, Professor, Department of Political Science, Louisiana State University; Mohsen Sazegara, Visiting Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and journalist and politician in Iran; Barbara Slavin, Senior Diplomatic Reporter, USA Today. Discussant: Suzanne Maloney, Policy Planning Staff, U.S. Department of State.This event is cosponsored with the National Defense University's Institute for National Strategic Studies.

Book Launch: Inheriting Syria: Bashar's Trial by Fire

May 18, 2005 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Flynt Leverett, Senior Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution.

Live Webcast--Reflections on the International Women's Movement: 10 Years After Beijing

May 10, 2005 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Middle East Program
Mahnaz Afkhami, Founder and President, Women's Learning Partnership and former Minister of State for Women's Affairs in Iran; Joanna Kerr, Executive Director, Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID) and editor of the newly published book, The Future of Women's Rights: Global Visions and Strategies; Jacqueline Pitanguy, Founder and Director, Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informação e Ação (CEPIA); Zenebeworke Tadesse, Founding Member, Association of African Women for Research and Development. This event is cosponsored with the Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP). Video of this event is available now.

Event: Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen) and the Post-Arafat Era

April 21, 2005 // 12:00am
Middle East Program
Mohammed Dajani, Director, American Studies Institute, Al-Quds University; Visiting Scholar, Salve Regina University

Preparing for Afghanistan's Parliamentary Elections

April 12, 2005 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Ed Morgan, Country Director for Afghanistan, IFES – Democracy at Large.This event is co-sponsored with the Asia Program and IFES – Democracy at Large.

Book Launch: Lipstick Jihad

April 04, 2005 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Middle East Program
Azadeh Moaveni, Journalist and Author.Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Live Webcast--Arab Spring 2005: Have Things Really Changed?

April 01, 2005 // 8:00am9:30am
Middle East Program
Saad Eddin Ibrahim, Woodrow Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar;Professor of Political Sociology at the American University in Cairo; Chairman of the Board, Ibn Khaldun Center for Development Studies. This event is co-sponsored by the Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Middle East Forum.

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