Society and Culture Events

Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women Are Transforming the Middle East

October 27, 2010 // 4:00pm5:00pm
Middle East Program
Isobel Coleman of the Council on Foreign Relations highlights how demographic changes are intensifying the notion that women's empowerment is key to the prosperity of the economies of Arab and Muslim-majority countries.
Webcast

Egypt at the Tipping Point?

September 17, 2010 // 12:00pm1:30pm
Middle East Program
David Ottaway, Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Former Bureau Chief, Cairo, The Washington Post

Book Launch: The Tenth Parallel: Dispatches from the Fault Line Between Christianity and Islam

September 16, 2010 // 4:00pm6:00pm
Middle East Program
The latitudinal tenth parallel — located 700 miles above the equator — constitutes a "faith-based fault line" between Islam and Christianity, said Eliza Griswold at the launch of her latest book.
Webcast

Yemeni Women: Challenges and Little Hope

May 19, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Sultana Al-Jeham, Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center and Executive Director and Chairwoman of Women's Affairs, Civic Democratic Initiatives Support Foundation (CDF), Yemen
Webcast

Common Crime and Organized Crime in Latin American Cities: Commonalities and Differences

May 19, 2010 // 8:30am3:15pm
Latin American Program
A conference to deepen the understanding of the connection between existing levels of common crime and the growing presence of organized crime in the region.
Webcast

Putting "Culture" Onto the Middle East Agenda

May 17, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Andrea Rugh, Adjunct Scholar, Middle East Institute, and Author, Simple Gestures: A Cultural Journey Into the Middle East and The Political Culture of Leadership in the United Arab Emirates
Webcast

A Discussion of the Future of the OAS With Secretary General José Miguel Insulza

May 11, 2010 // 4:00pm5:30pm
Latin American Program
José Miguel Insulza of the OAS addressed the significance the Organization holds today, what topics it should address, and what reforms could be undertaken.
Webcast

Reality Television and Arab Politics: Contention in Public Life

March 29, 2010 // 12:00pm1:00pm
Middle East Program
Marwan Kraidy, Associate Professor, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania and Former Fellow, Woodrow Wilson Center
Webcast

Book Discussion: Murder in the Name of Honor: The True Story of One Woman's Heroic Fight Against an Unbelievable Crime

October 26, 2009 // 3:00pm5:00pm
Environmental Change and Security Program
"Honor killings" claim the lives of 5,000 women every year. Murder in the Name of Honor breaks the silence surrounding this crime with personal stories, and describes the author's battle to change outdated laws and expose governments that turn a blind eye to the murder of women.
Webcast

Poverty, Inequality, and the "New Left" in Latin America

July 21, 2009 // 9:00am10:30am
Latin American Program
Economist Nora Lustig presented research done by the Wilson Center that examines trends in poverty reduction by left as well as non-left governments in Latin America.

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