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Globalization and Women in Muslim Societies*

Library of Congress
Thursday, November 2, 2000

Six women from academia, non-governmental organizations and Washington think tanks discussed the impact on the wearing of the veil, interactions among women associations, empowerment of women in the fields of economics and politics, and the facilitative effect that the new technology has had on communication among women around the globe.

Panels and Topics

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Carolyn Brown, Assistant Librarian for Library Services and Acting Director, Area Studies Collections, Library of Congress, "Introductory Remarks"

Panel I: Trends and Patterns of Globalization

Introductions by Mary-Jane Deeb, Arab World Area Specialist, Library of Congress (Chair)

Shireen Hunter
, Director, Islam Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.,: "Conceptualizing the Impact of Globalization on Islam and Women"

Gwendolyn Mikell, Chair, African Studies Program, Georgetown University, "Women's Organization and Conflict Resolution in African Muslim Society"

Mahnaz Afkhami, President, Women's Learning Partnership, "Technology and the Globalization of Women NGOs in Muslim Societies"

Mary-Jane Deeb, Arab World Area Specialist, Library of Congress (Chair)

Panel II: Regional Impact of Globalization

Introductions by Prosser Gifford, Director of Scholarly Programs, Library of Congress (Chair)

Nasrine Gross, President, Kabultec, and US Representative of NEGAR, "The Messy Side of Globalization: Women in Afghanistan"

Jenny White, Associate Professor, Boston University, "Neo-Ottomanism and the New Islamic Woman in Turkey"

Marina Ottaway, Senior Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, "The Impact of Globalization on Muslim Women in the Balkans and Azerbaijan"

*Made possible with the support of the Rockefeller Foundation

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