The Contributions of Arab Women Toward a Lasting Peace Symposium

Symposium Proceedings and Videos


Welcome and Opening Remarks

Ms. May A. Rihani
Director, Kahlil Gibran Chair, University of Maryland, College Park

Dr. Gregory Ball
Dean, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park
 

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Suad Joseph
Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Davis
Neither Warrior Woman nor Maternal Thinking: Strategic Feminist Interventions for Peace-making


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First Panel

Moderator
Ms. May A. Rihani
Director, Kahlil Gibran Chair, University of Maryland, College Park
 

  1. Dr. Ali Alhakami (Saudi Arabia)
    President, Inma Education
    Arab Women’s Role in Preventing Radicalization and Violence: A Positive Youth Development Approach
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  2. Dr. Souleyma Haddaoui (Morocco)
    Visiting Researcher, Georgetown University
    Teaching Moderation: Morocco's Murshidat in Countering Violent Extremism
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  3. Dr. Sahar Mohamed Khamis (Egypt)
    Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Maryland, College Park
    Women's Leadership in Peace-Building: An Interfaith Perspective
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  4. Q&A

Second Panel

Moderator
Dr. Michael Paolisso
Professor & Interim Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland, College Park 

 

  1. Dr. Malek Ben Salem (Tunisia)
    Research Manager, Accenture Technology Labs
    The Contributions of Tunisian Women towards Social Peace and Democracy Consolidation in the Wake of
  2. Ms. Marah Bukai (Syria)
    Coordinator General, Women’s Advisory Council (WAC) of the High Negotiations Committee for the Syrian
    Opposition Factions
    Syrian Women’s Struggle for Freedom and Peace
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  3. Q&A

Third Panel

Moderator
Dr. Hoda Mahmoudi
Research Professor and Chair, The Bahá'í Chair for World Peace, University of Maryland, College Park

 

  1. Ms. Patricia Flederman
    International Education Consultant
    The Contributions of Tunisian Women towards Social Peace and Democracy Consolidation in the Wake of
  2. Dr. Cory Heyman
    Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Room to Read Accelerator
    Making Girls’ Education Even More Strategic in Promoting World Peace
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  3. Q&A

Closing Remarks

Ms. May A. Rihani
Director, Kahlil Gibran Chair, University of Maryland, College Park 
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