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So Close to the U.S., So Far from God? Explaining the Lack of Women's Rights in the Middle East

Luce Project on Migration, Participation, and Democratic Governance in the U.S., Europe, and the Muslim World
Amaney Jamal, Princeton University
Irfan Nooruddin, Ohio State University


Date/Time: 04/19/11 at 4:30 pm - 04/19/11 at 6:00 pm

Speaker Series on Religion, Democracy, and Conflict

Amaney Jamal is an associate professor of politics, codirector of the Luce project, and director of the Workshop on Arab Political Development at Princeton University. Her current research focuses on democratization and the politics of civic engagement in the Arab world and includes the study of Muslim and Arab Americans, examining the pathways that structure their patterns of civic engagement in the U.S. A prolific author, her books include Barriers to Democracy. Her work in progress is tentatively titled “Of Empires and Citizens; Authoritarian Durability in the Arab World.â€? Ph.D. University of Michigan.

Irfan Nooruddin is an associate professor of political science at Ohio State University. Nooruddin’s current research interests include the politics of International Monetary Fund programs, globalization’s effect on social spending, postconflict reconstruction, and immigration. His most recent publication, Coalition Politics and Economic Development: Credibility and the Strength of Weak Governments, was published in 2011. Ph.D. University of Michigan. 

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