Debating the Woman Question
The Center hosted a workshop on women’s rights, citizenship, and social justice in the Middle East with experts from the region and from Columbia University. The workshop’s series of mediated dialogues was part of a larger project of the Center for the Study of Social Difference at Columbia University on gender, religion and law in Muslim societies. Following the workshop, Lila Abu-Lughod, Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science, Department of Anthropology at Columbia University, and Susanna Ferguson, PhD Student in the History Department at Columbia University, produced a conference report “Debating the ‘Woman Question’ in the New Middle East Women’s Rights, Citizenship and Social Justice.
His Excellency Amr Al-Dabbagh, founding chairman of the Stars Foundation, discussed the book he co-authored after leaving office titled Governpreneurship: Establishing a Thriving Entrepreneurial Spirit in Government. The former Saudi Arabian government minister also talked about his time as the governor of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority. This event was co-sponsored by the School of International and Public Affairs and by Columbia Global Centers | Middle East (Amman). Click image at right to watch gallery.
Read what a handful of students have to say in their own words about their experiences this summer at the Amman Center.