Political scientist Mervat Hatem to discuss Islamic feminism

Feb. 9, 2011 4:47 p.m.

The Workshop on Arab Political Development, sponsored by the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, will begin its spring speaker series with a talk by Mervat Hatem on "Islamic Feminism in Global and Regional Contexts" on Tuesday, Feb. 15, at 4:30 p.m. Robertson Hall, Room 2, on the Princeton University campus.

Hatem is a professor of political science at Howard University. Her areas of interest include women and politics, gender studies, women in Egypt and the Arab world, and the political economy of development. Her book "The History of Discourses on Gender and Islamism in Contemporary Egypt" is forthcoming.

The event is cosponsored with the Department and Program in Near Eastern Studies. It is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Audrey Mainzer at amainzer@princeton.edu or (609) 258-5978.