Women, Politics and Islam

Rabia Shahid ’13 sends word of a compelling lecture sponsored by the Muslim Students’ Association:

Are Muslim Women Oppressed? What role does politics play in defining women’s roles in Muslim countries? What status does Islam give women?

Come find out as Asma Barlas, Director of the Center for the Study of Culture, Race, and Ethnicity of the department of politics at Ithaca College (New York) gives her perspectives on these questions.

Barlas was one of the first women to serve in Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry and was named the prestigious Spinoza Chair at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands for her prominent contributions to discussions about women and Islam. She is also the author of “Believing Women” in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur’an.

  • Date: Friday, December 3
  • Time: 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Place: PAC 001
  • Facebook event: Here

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