Middle East Studies Center Lunch & Learn: Women, War & Human Rights: Lessons from Afghanistan, Iraq and Palestine
Author: Middle East Studies Center
Posted: May 9, 2013

Thursday, May 9, 2013 - 12:00pm

Smith Memorial Student Union, room 294, 1825 SW Broadway

In the War on Terrorism, women’s rights were initially invoked to justify military intervention, particularly in Afghanistan.  In the words of Laura Bush, “ The fight against terrorism is also a fight for the rights and dignity of women.”  From “Shock and Awe” to drone strikes, Therese Saliba will look at the real effects on women’s lives from a decade of military interventions in the Middle East region, and the implications for women’s human rights.

Therese Saliba is faculty of third world feminist studies at Evergreen State College, Washington, and  former Fulbright scholar in Palestine. She is co-­editor of two collections, Gender, Politics and Islam (Univ.  Chicago Press, 2002) and Intersections: Gender, Nation and Community in Arab Women's Novels (Syracuse  University Press, 2002). Her essays on Arab and Palestinian feminisms, postcolonial literature, media representations, and Arab  American experience have appeared in numerous journals and collections. Saliba is also former associate editor of Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society and the online Brill Encyclopedia of Women and Islamic Cultures, where she serves on the International Advisory Board.

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