DC EVENT: ‘THE RIGHTS OF WOMEN IN ISLAM AND MUSLIM SOCIETIES’
The Center for the Study of Islam and Democracy holds its Eighth Annual Conference on “The Rights of Women in Islam and Muslim Societies.”
* 9 a.m.: Tamara Sonn, Kenan Professor of Religion and Professor of Humanities at the College of William and Mary, leads discussions on “Discourses on Women’s and Human Rights”
* 11 a.m.: Mariam Memarsadeghi, Senior Program Manager for the Middle East and North Africa Region at Freedom House, leads discussion of “The Rights of Women and Minorities”
* 2:30 p.m.: Margot Badran, historian of the Middle East and Islamic societies and specialist in gender studies and a senior fellow at the Center for Muslim Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, chairs discussions of “Islamic Feminisms: Rereading Texts and Tradition”
* 4:30 p.m.: Azizah al-Hibri, professor at the T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, leads discussions of “Women’s Political and Social Empowerment”
WHEN: April 27, 2007, begins at 8:30 a.m.
LOCATION: George Washington University, 805 21st Street NW, Jack Morton Auditorium, Washington, D.C.