Why talk of intervention in Syria? It's not about human rights or democracy.
A Conversation about the current state in the Arab World.
Professor Nahla Abdo will address many of the issues related to the current upheaval in Syria. Using the so-called Arab Spring as a context, we look at what is similar and what is different in the Syrian case. This talk is in support of the Syrian people and the Syrian national and resistance role in the Middle East. Professor Abdo recently published an article by the same title at rabble.ca
About the Speaker
Nahla Abdo (Ph.D.) is an Arab-Canadian feminist and political activist, Professor of Sociology at Carleton University in Ottawa. She has extensive publications on women, racism, nationalism and the State in the Middle East with special focus on Palestinian women. Among her recent publications: Women in Israel: Race, Gender, and Citizenship (2011); Gender, Citizenship and the State: The Israeli Case. (2010-Arabic); Women and Poverty in the OPT: Some Conceptual and Methodological Notes (2007); Violence in the Name of Honour: Theoretical and Political Challenges, with Shahrzad Mojab (2004); and Women and the Politics of Military Confrontation: Palestinian and Israeli Gendered Narratives of Dislocation, with Ronit Lentin (2002).
In addition to these books, Professor Abdo has published numerous articles in international academic journals. She has also give regular talks and interviews on events in the Middle East, to various North American media outlets, including CBC, Reuters, Rabble and others.
Currently, she is completing a book on Women Political Detainees’ lived experiences, before, during and after detention.
Need to know:
- Doors open at 6:50 pm
- $5 admission
- Accessible on demand via portable ramp; washrooms not accessible
- Please avoid using strong-scented products due to sensitivities
Tasty refreshments (non-alcoholic) and Zatoun oliveoil+za'atar dipping.