Monday, January 26, 2015

Religious Parties, Gender Equality and the Future of Democratic Politics in the Middle East and North Africa Forum Thursday

Leila Austin, Ph.D., a SAIS Professorial Lecturer in Global Theory and History and Middle East Studies, currently serves as deputy director of Cultural Conversations at the Foreign Policy Institute at SAIS. She also teaches in the Global Security Studies department of Johns Hopkins University’s Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, and the American University’s School of International Service. She has previously taught at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) and Bryn Mawr College. Dr. Austin is consultant to Freedom House and Voice of America. Her research interests include the role of religion, literature and political culture more generally in defining politics and policy making, history and politics of the Middle East and North Africa, and political economic policy in the Middle East and Latin America. She received her Ph.D. in political science from Columbia University and her M.A. in International Affairs from the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
The CISSM Forum is held from 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm  in 1203 Van Munching Hall College Park, MD 20742. It is open to the public (no RSVPs required) and is supported by the Yamamoto-Scheffelin Endowment for Policy Research. For further information about the CISSM Forum contact cissm@umd.edu