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LIU Brooklyn Professor Contributes to Wilson Center Publication

Dalia Fahmy asked to contribute to publication for International Women’s Day 2014

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DaliaAssistant professor of political science at LIU Brooklyn, Dr. Dalia Fahmy, was invited to author an article on the situation of women in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) for a publication created by the Middle East Program at the Wilson Center to occasion International Women’s Day 2014. She was among a cross-section of women activists, politicians, academics, and entrepreneurs, who were asked to contribute to the publication, entitled MENA Women: Opportunities and Obstacles in 2014.

The publication includes pieces from 44 women from all over the world, including Egypt, Yemen, Lebanon, and other countries in the MENA region, plus the United States, Austria, Indonesia, and Sudan, who shared their views on issues concerning women. Dr. Fahmy’s piece focuses on the role of women in Egypt today.

Her current research examines the intellectual and political development of modern Islamist movements and democratic transition of post-authoritarian regimes in the Middle East. Read Dr. Fahmy’s article and the articles from other women around the world.

The Wilson Center was chartered by Congress in honor of Woodrow Wilson, the 28th U.S. president, scholar, and founder of the League of Nations. The center specializes in non-partisan, in-depth research and open dialogue to inform actionable ideas on global issues for the use of congress, the administration, and the broader policy community. The Middle East is one area of interest for the center, with a stated priority to “pay special attention to the role of women, the aspirations of the younger generation, and democratic and autocratic tendencies in governance.”

Posted 03/11/2014

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