Rights and Religion
Date of Lecture: February 21, 2013
About the Speaker: Dalia Mogahed is executive director and senior analyst at the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies and co-author of the book "Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think." Her analysis has appeared in publications including The Wall Street Journal, Foreign Policy magazine, the Harvard International Review, and many other academic and popular journals. In 2010, Arabian Business magazine recognized Mogahed as one of the most influential Arab women in the world.
About the Talk: Drawing upon Gallup Center data collected before and after the Arab Spring, Dalia Mogahed offers perspective on the attitudes that preceded the revolutions and how they changed in the months following. Then, she take a closer look at women's roles and attitudes post Arab Spring. She points to indicators to support women's rights and the considers the causes of increased sexual violence against women in Egypt.
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