The Role of Women in Politics in the New Middle East

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
FPRI Library, 1528 Walnut St., Ste. 610, Philadelphia
United States

Featuring Sarah Bush, Temple University, and Senior Fellow of FPRI

Sarah BushIt has been said that if you wish to change a society, then change the role of women in that society, and in the current debate over political transitions in the Middle East, one of the central issues has been the roles of women in Middle Eastern societies broadly but also in the political process in particular.

How will women fare in the new Middle East? This conversation will focus on these and other issues, and will be grounded in Dr. Sarah Bush’s ongoing research on the politics of women’s political participation in the Middle East. An Assistant Professor of Political Science at Temple University, Bush’s research and teaching interests include international relations, democracy promotion, non-state actors in world politics, and gender and human rights policy.

Her forthcoming book with Cambridge University Press, The Taming of Democracy Assistance, explores how and why foreign aid programs supporting democracy in the developing world have evolved over time. Prior to her arrival at Temple, Bush was a research fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.

She also served as the executive director of a non-profit organization that engages young Americans on global issues. Bush holds a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University.

 Live attendance at the meeting is open to FPRI Members at the Friends Level (new rate, $100; old rate, $75)

Attendance via the Web is open to FPRI Members at the Subscriber level (new rate, $50; old rate, $35)
Luncheon immediately following the program is open to FPRI Members at the $500 level

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