Gender and the Politics of Rights in the Middle East
During this event, speakers will discuss issues of human rights, gender, and activism in the Middle East.
12:00 - 2:00 PM Lunch Panel: Human Rights, Humanitarianism and Political Activism
- Marwa Shalaby
Director: Women's Rights in the Middle East Program, Rice University
"The Role of Women in Middle Eastern Parliaments and Politics"
- Mona Tajali
Department of Women's Studies, Agnes Scott College
"From 'Foot Soldiers' to 'Aspiring Leaders': Women and Politics in Iran and Turkey"
- Abbas Barzegar
Department of Religious Studies, Georgia State University
“Rights and Religion on the Humanitarian Frontier”
- Moderator: Laura Bier, School of History and Sociology, Georgia Tech
2:00 - 2:15 PM: Coffee Break
2:15 - 4:00 PM: Keynote
Keynote Speaker: Abdullahi An-Na'im
Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, Emory University
"The Politics of Rights in a World of Wrongs: Making Rights Relevant"
Co-Sponsored by HSOC, Modern Languages, and INTA