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An Untold Story: The Role of Women in Art & Peacebuilding in the Middle East

An Untold Story: The Role of Women in Art & Peacebuilding in the Middle East

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Date(s) - 09/07/2017
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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The Middle East Institute’s (MEI) Arts and Culture Program is pleased to host a panel conversation examining the critical role Middle Eastern women play in building more stable and tolerant communities through the lens of the arts.
The panel is in conjunction with programming aroundI AM, an exhibition of 31 Middle Eastern women contemporary artists from 12 countries, at theAmerican University Museum at The Katzen Arts Center, with a general public opening reception onSeptember 9. Organized by CARAVAN, an international NGO that focuses on building bridges through the arts, the exhibition highlights the role that Middle Eastern women play in their societies and the power of the arts to articulate their ambitions.
The panel discussion will be comprised of three participating artists and a scholar of women’s issues moderated by NPR’s Neda Ulaby. The panelists will draw upon their experiences to challenge common misconceptions about women in the region, and explore how the arts can serve as a form of creative and non-violent resistance.
For more information about the exhibition and this panel discussion, please check our website.
Speakers: 
Alia Ali (Yemen), Artist
Lulwa Al Khalifa (Bahrain), Artist
Manal Omar, Associate Vice President, Center for Middle East and Africa
United States Institute of Peace
Helen Zughaib (Lebanon-USA), Artist
Neda Ulaby (Moderator), Reporter, National Public Radio arts desk
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