Workshop Program

October 29, 2017

9:30 a.m.                     Welcome and opening

10:00 – 10:30 a.m.      Rosemary Kilkenny, Vice President for Institutional Diversity and Equity, Georgetown University
                                    "Gender Equity at Georgetown--Challenges & Opportunities."


10:45 a.m.                  Break

11:00 – 11:20 a.m.      Rogaia Abusharaf, Georgetown University in Qatar
                                   "Gender Justice: The Predicament and the Promise"

11:20  – 11:40 a.m.     Asma Halim, University of Toledo
                                    “When the Personal is Cultural and the Cultural is Political and the Political is Violent”


12:15 –1:15 p.m.         Lunch

1:15 – 1:35 p.m.          Amira Sonbol, Georgetown University in Qatar
                                   “Child Marriage as Gender Violence”

1:35 – 1:55 p.m.          Susanne Dahlgren, University of Tampere
                                   "Making Intimate Civilpolitics in the South Yemeni Revolution Squares"


2:25 – 2:45 p.m.         Break

2:45 – 3:10 p.m.          Ramdan El Khouly, Qatar Foundation
                                   "Psychological Violence: Women in the Ottoman Era and Mechanisms of Defense"

3:10 – 3:30 p.m.          Nadeen El-Ashmawy, Georgetown University in Qatar
                                   “Sexual Harassment in Egypt: Class Struggle, State Oppression, and Women's Empowerment”


4:00 – 4:15 p.m.         Closing


October 30, 2017

9:30 – 9:50 a.m.          Islah Jad, Birzeit University
                                   “When Confronting Multi-Faceted Violence: International Conventions and the Case of Palestinian Women”

9:50 – 10:15 a.m.        Luciano Zaccara, Georgetown University in Qatar and Qatar University
                                  “Comparing the Female Electoral and Political Performance in Iran and the GCC States”


10:45 – 11:00 a.m.     Break

11:00 – 11:20 a.m.      Phoebe Musandu, Georgetown University in Qatar
                                   “Conflict Visits Women and their Societies in North Eastern Nigeria: Lessons from the Chibok Girls' Abduction”

11:20 – 11:40 a.m.      Nada Abdul-Hay, Georgetown University in Qatar
                                     “Hegemonic Patriarchy: The Origins and Persistence of Female Circumcision in Egypt”


12:00 p.m.                  Closing

12:15 p.m.                  Lunch