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Amplifying Women's Leadership across the Middle East

Join us for this Panel-Dialogue-Reception at the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) National Conference. As communities across the Middle East continue to advocate for their rights, dignity and equality, now is a crucial moment to look at models of visionary grassroots leadership and the success of nonviolent activism. In particular, women on the frontlines of social and political change in the region should be recognized, bringing much-needed visibility and attention to their roles. Through various case studies, this panel will explore examples of women's
leadership across the Middle East, amplifying the work of women organizers, activists, academics, and others.

One case will shed light on the struggle and achievements of the women's movement during the first Palestinian uprising, as documented in Just Vision’s newest film, Naila and the Uprising, and how this relates to grassroots organizing in Israel and Palestine today. Another case will look at Beirut and Beyond’s humanitarian relief, reconciliation, and relationship-building work in the region, along with U.S.-based educational efforts, to support Palestinian refugee communities. Finally, Our Secure Future will share their perspective on the critical role of women in furthering good governance and peacebuilding. The panel and discussion will consider the diverse experiences of key stakeholders in the region, as well as the teaching and practice of conflict mediation in public
administration. Audience questions and participation are encouraged. Reception to follow.

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