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Comparative Cultural Studies 
University of Houston 
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Upcoming Events

The Arab Awakening and Gender: Challenges and Opportunities for Women

The Kelly Day Endowment on the Status of Women and Human Rights.

Event Description

This conference seeks to inform the public of the challenges and opportunities that women in the Middle East and North Africa face today amid the events of the Arab Awakening. Participants will propose recommendations for empowering women in the region and developing leadership opportunities.

The conference will also feature panel discussions on women in social media and journalism, women in entrepreneurship, and women in politics and social activism.

If you are unable to attend the conference but would like to participate in the discussion, tweet your questions to @lebasik. We will be accepting submissions through Feb. 19, 2013, and will select some to be read during the question-and-answer sessions during the event.


Dina Alsowayel, Ph.D., Associate Director of Women's Studies, University of Houston Daisy Khan, Executive Director, American Society for Muslim Advancement