Society and Culture Events

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Religious Revival in the 21st Century: What Impact on Politics?

February 14, 2011 // 12:00pm2:00pm
Middle East Program
Robin Wright, USIP-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Roger Hardy, Former Middle East and Islamic Affairs Analyst, BBC World Service; André Laliberté, Full Professor, School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa; Daniel Levine, Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan; José Casanova, Professor of Sociology and Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs, Georgetown University

Celebrating Nunavut: Inuit Art From the Canadian Arctic

January 31, 2011 // 7:30am4:00pm
Canada Institute
The Canada Institute hosted an art exhibit showcasing Inuit culture through selected works, including stonecut, stencil, and lithograph prints, as well as textile embroidered wall-hangings.
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Muslim Women in Europe: Strategic and Cultural Challenges

December 16, 2010 // 1:00pm2:30pm
Middle East Program
An author, activist and scholar, Senay Özdemir addressed her personal experiences as a Muslim feminist in Western Europe, along with her literary and journalistic efforts to give voice to the Mediterranean community and their role in Dutch politics.

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.
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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.

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