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     Haleh Esfandiari, Director, Middle East Program
     Margot Badran, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center

"Feminist Activism for Change in Family Laws and Practices: Lessons from the Egyptian Past for the Global Present"
     Margot Badran, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Senior Fellow, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim Christian Understanding, Georgetown University

"Recent Amendments in the Turkish Civil and Criminal Codes and the Role of Feminist NGOs"
     Binnaz Toprak, Professor, Political Science, Department of Political Science and International Relations, Bahçeşehir University, Istanbul

"Women and the Politics of Reform in Morocco"
     Souad Eddouada, Assistant Professor, Department of English, Ibn Tofail University, Kenitra, Morocco

"Beyond Islamic Feminism: Women and Representation in Iran’s Democracy Movement"
     Nayereh Tohidi, Professor, Gender and Women’s Studies, California State University, Northridge and Research Associate, Center for Near Eastern Studies, UCLA

"The Personal Status Code and Women’s Celibacy in Tunisia"
     Lilia Labidi, Professor, Anthropology and Psychology, University of Tunis

"Analyzing Reform Successes and Failures: The Personal Status Regime in the Arab World"
     Amaney Jamal, Professor, Department of Politics, Princeton University

Middle East Program

The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform U.S. foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more