Hillary Clinton Center for Women's Empowerment

Spring 2017

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

 

April 24, 2017 4:40 pm AUI Library, Zero Decibel Room

BURIED AND FORGOTTEN: FINDING TRACES OF VICHY’S WAR ON POLITICAL ‘UNDESIRABLES’

Speaker: Dr. Susan Gilson Miller

Dr. Miller is one of the foremost historians of modern North Africa and the Mediterranean with a special interest in urban studies, minority studies, and most recently, in humanitarian relief and human rights. She has taught at Wellesley College, Brandeis University, and from 1990 until 2008, at Harvard University, where she headed the Program in North African Studies. She now teaches at the University of California, Davis, where her teaching straddles the fields of Middle Eastern Studies, Mediterranean Studies, and Jewish Studies. 


 

April 5, 2017 7:40 pm Building 8, Room 101 

WOMEN IN THE INFORMAL ECONOMY – ENTREPENEURSHIP OR EMPOWERMENT TRAP?

Speaker: Max Gallien, HCC emerging scholar-in-residence

Mr. Gallien is a PhD student in International Development at the London School of Economics (LSE) with an MPhil in Modern Middle Eastern Studies and a BA in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford, UK.


 

March 22, 2017 6:00 pm AUI Library, Zero Decibel Room

THE MOROCCAN 2016 LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS: NEW LESSONS ON THE LONG-TERM AIMS OF GENDER QUOTAS

Speaker: Dr. Hanane Darhour

Associate Professor of English, Gender and Politics in the Polydisciplinary Faculty of Ouarzazate, Ibn Zohr University, Morocco. She is the author of the book Implementation of Electoral Gender Quotas: Evidence from the 2002 Moroccan Elections and several articles. In 2013 she was a consultant and Morocco national researcher with the London School of Economic and Political Science on a project commissioned by Oxfam, “Report on Women’s Rights and Political Participation in Morocco after the Arab Spring: Mapping of existing and new emerging political and social forces.” 


 

February 20, 2017 4:40 pm AUI Library, Zero Decibel Room

FROM EAST TO WEST: WOMEN’S SCHOLARSHIP IN THE PREMODERN ISLAMIC WORLD

Speakers: Dr. Rosemary Admiral and Dr. Asma Sayeed

Dr. Admiral received her PhD in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2016. Her dissertation research investigated how women engaged with Islamic law in Marinid Morocco. She is currently an AIMS fellow, researching learned women in premodern North Africa.

Dr. Sayeed is Associate Professor of Islamic Studies and the director of the Islamic Studies Program at the University of California-Los Angeles. Her main areas of interest are Muslim social history, the history of Islamic education, and women and gender in Islam. She received her PhD from Princeton University in 2005 from the Department of Near Eastern Studies. She is the author of Women and the Transmission of Religious Knowledge in Islam (Cambridge University Press, 2014). She is currently an AIMS fellow, researching Islamic Studies in Moroccan higher education.


 

February 14, 2017 6:30 pm AUI Library, Zero Decibel Room

A SPECIAL VALENTINE’S DAY EVENT WITH RENOWNED MOROCCAN POET TOURIA MAJDOULINE

Speaker: Touria Majdouline

“One cannot approach modern Moroccan poetry without mentioning Touria Majdouline.  She has succeeded in carving out a poetic space entirely her own in the cultural scene of Morocco.  The peculiarity of her poetry resides in its unpretentious style, which thrives on simple but skillful representations of reality.  Her tone is quiet and discreet, but hides a remarkable bravery and boldness underneath.” – Poetry International Rotterdam


 

CONFERENCES

Annual International Symposium March 2-4, 2017

CROSSING BOUNDARIES: YOUTH, MIGRATION AND DEVELOPMEN

See full program here