Revolution has shaken the Middle East, sending unrest throughout the region – “out with the old and in with the new.” How will women’s issues be represented in the new democracies? And will Islamist parties pursue an agenda that may hurt the interests of Muslim women?
Prof. Lisa Blaydes, an expert on the Middle East, and assistant professor at Stanford, has explored the reasons for the persistence of patriarchal norms in the Islamic world. Join us to hear Prof. Blaydes give further details on what she discovered about the lives and aspirations of Muslim women through her analysis of her observational data.
This public lecture is free and open to anyone in the local community. Arrive at 11:45am to have time to park [free parking] and walk to the Research Office Building (ROB). Ask the main gate guard to point out the ROB.