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Women in the Middle East: A Contemporary Assessment
Kelly Day Endowment on the Status of Women and Human Rights in the Middle East
date:8:45AM   to   6:45PM   US Central (GMT −0500)
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
length:10 hours, 0 minutes
location:Baker Hall
sponsor:James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy

On May 21, Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al Missned, State of Qatar, offers her keynote address, “The ‘Women’s Issue’ in Context: Reframing the Discourse on Middle Eastern Women,” which will be webcast live. The Honorable Edward P. Djerejian, founding director of the Baker Institute, and The Honorable James A. Baker, III, honorary chair of the Baker Institute, present welcoming remarks preceding her address.

This conference will bring together leading experts on women and human rights issues to discuss the current status of women in the Middle East with the specific goal to better inform the public and regional leaders on avenues for advancement in this critically important area of policy. Topics of discussion will specifically address the state of education, law, health and political participation.

more info:Baker Institute Website
Women and Human Rights in the Middle East Event
watch:This event is in multiple parts.
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  1. Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser al Missned
  2. Ms. Kavita N. Ramdas
  3. Opening Remarks (Mrs. Laila Badawi-Moussa); Panel I: Education and Empowerment (Ms. Nadereh Chamlou, Dr. Isobel Coleman)
  4. Panel I: Education and Empowerment – part ii (Dr. Eleanor A. Doumato, Dr. Valentine M. Moghadam)
  5. Panel II: Government and Reform (Dr. Donna Lee Bowen, Dr. Ruth Halperin-Kaddari, Dr. Frances S. Hasso, Ms. Rasha Al-Saeed)
  6. Panel III: Politics and Political Activism (Dr. Yesim Arat, Dr. Janine Clark, Dr. Shahla Haeri, Dr. Mary Ann Tétreault, Ms. Jean Said Makdisi)
  7. Panel IV: The Political Economy of Marriage, Sexuality and Reproductive Health (Ms. Afamia Kaddour, Ms. Farzaneh Roudi, Dr. Diane Singerman); Closing Remarks and Discussion (Dr. Elora Shehabuddin)