Thursday, December 1, 2016

Schedule of Speakers at Wednesday's "Contributions of Arab Women Toward a Lasting Peace"

Date: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Time: (All day)
Location: Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Juan Ramon Jimenez Room
Host: Gibran Chair in collaboration with UC Davis


Order of Proceedings
10:00 Registration and Coffee

10:20 Welcoming and Opening Remarks
Ms. May A. Rihani Director, Kahlil Gibran Chair, University of Maryland, College Park
Dr. Gregory Ball Dean, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland, College Park

10:35 Keynote Speaker 
Dr. Suad Joseph Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Davis
Neither Warrior Woman nor Maternal Thinking: Strategic Feminist Interventions for Peace-making 

11:00 First Panel 

Moderator Ms. May A. Rihani Director, Kahlil Gibran Chair, University of Maryland, College Park

1 - Dr. Ali Alhakami (Saudi Arabia) President, Inma Education
Arab Women’s Role in Preventing Radicalization and Violence: A Positive Youth Development Approach 

2 - Dr. Souleyma Haddaoui (Morocco) Visiting Researcher, Georgetown University
Teaching Moderation: Morocco's Murshidat in Countering Violent Extremism 

3 - Dr. Sahar Mohamed Khamis (Egypt) Associate Professor, Department of Communication, University of Maryland, College Park Women's
Leadership in Peace-Building: An Interfaith Perspective 

Q & A

12:30 Lunch

2:00 Second Panel

Moderator Dr. Michael Paolisso Professor & Interim Chair, Department of Anthropology, University of Maryland, College Park

1 - Dr. Malek Ben Salem (Tunisia) Research Manager, Accenture Technology Labs
The Contributions of Tunisian Women towards Social Peace and Democracy Consolidation in the Wake of the Tunisian Revolution 

2 - Ms. Marah Bukai (Syria) Coordinator General, Women’s Advisory Council (WAC) of the High Negotiations Committee for the Syrian Opposition Factions
Syrian Women’s Struggle for Freedom and Peace 

Q & A

3:00 Third Panel 

Moderator Dr. Hoda Mahmoudi Research Professor and Chair, The Bahá'í Chair for World Peace, University of Maryland, College Park

1 - Ms. Patricia Flederman International Education Consultant
The Transformative Power of Girls’ Education 

2 - Dr. Cory Heyman Chief Innovation Officer & Executive Director, Room to Read Accelerator Making Girls’ Education Even More Strategic in Promoting World Peace 

Q & A

4:00 Closing Remarks Ms. May A. Rihani Director, Kahlil Gibran Chair, University of Maryland, College Park

4:15 Reception