Hillary Clinton Center for Women's Empowerment

Fall 2017

The lecture series is co-sponsored by the American Institute for Maghrib Studies (AIMS)

 

October 11, 2017 | 6:00pm | Mohammed VI Library at AUI, Zero Decibel Room

DONOR RECOGNITION EVENT OF DR. SUSAN SCHAEFER DAVIS

Speaker: Dr. Susan Schaefer Davis

Dr. Susan Schaefer Davis donated 580 scholarly titles from her personal collection to AUI’s Mohammed VI Library. This special research collection is one of the largest English language, rare book donations that the library has received. The texts are interdisciplinary in approach and particularly focus on women’s experiences in Morocco, drawing on over 50 years of Dr. Schaefer Davis’s career working with and engaging women in the region. Dr. Schaefer Davis also contributed to the development of the Women’s Engagement Network at AUI’s Hillary Clinton Center for Women’s Empowerment.

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October 16, 2017 | 6:00pm | Mohammed VI Library at AUI, Zero Decibel Room

BOOK LAUNCH | WOMEN JUDGES IN THE MUSLIM WORLD: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF DISCOURSE AND PRACTICE (BRILL, 2017)

Speaker: Dr. Nadia Sonneveld (HCC Scholar in Residence 2014-2015)

Dr. Nadia Sonneveld’s newest book, Women Judges in the Muslim World: A Comparative Study of Discourse and Practice, incorporates research that she conducted as the HCC Scholar in Residence in 2014-2015. Dr. Sonneveld is an expert in Muslim family law and, in 2012, authored Khul’ Divorce in Egypt: Public Debates, Judicial Practice, and Everyday Life. Dr. Sonneveld is currently a researcher on gender and law in the Muslim world at the Centre for Migration Law at Radboud University in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.  

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October 27, 2017 | 10:00am | Mohammed VI Library at AUI, Zero Decibel Room

GUEST LECTURE | WOMEN’S RIGHTS: CONTRASTING THE MAGRIB AND THE MIDDLE EAST

Speaker: Dr. Aili Tripp (HCC Scholar in Residence 2015-2016)

Dr. Tripp’s research interrogates the impact of women’s rights development in shaping political participation. She is particularly interested in the higher rates of representation among women in the MENA region, exploring the impact of the quota system, diffusion of rights, and unified legal systems.

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November 16, 2017 | 6:00pm | Mohammed VI Library at AUI, Zero Decibel Room

GUEST LECTURE | SECURITY IN NUMBERS: THE IMPACT OF GENDER QUOTAS ON THE REPORTING OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA

Speaker: Dr. Bozena Welborne, Smith College (HCC Scholar in Residence, Fall 2017)

Dr. Bozena Welborne's research interrogates the relationship between the increase of women's political representation and an uptick in reporting sexual violence in the region, which is particularly significant in Morocco. As the current HCC Scholar in Residence, the findings of Dr. Welborne -- who teaches at Smith College -- draw heavily on her fieldwork in morocco.