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Islam and the Politics of Resistance: the case of women in Iran

Middle East Centre and British Society for Middle Eastern Studies annual lecture

Date: Wednesday 16 January 2013 
Time: 6.30-8pm 
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker: Baroness Afshar
Chair:  Alistair Newton

Prominent Muslim feminist and peer Haleh Afshar will speak on the situation facing Iranian women in their country today.

The BRISMES Annual Lecture will be given at LSE by Professor the Baroness Haleh Afshar. The annual BRISMES Award for Services to Middle Eastern Studies will be presented to Baroness Afshar at this event. 

Haleh Afshar (BA York, PhD University of Cambridge) teaches Politics and Women's Studies at the University of York and serves as a Crossbench Peer in the House of Lords. In 2005 she was awarded an OBE for services to equal opportunities. She is also the Visiting Professor of Islamic Law at the Faculté Internationale de Droit Comparée at Strasbourg. She was born and raised in Iran where she worked as a journalist and a civil servant. She has served as the Chair for the British Association of Middle Eastern Studies and Chair of United Nation Association's International Services.

Alistair Newton is President of the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies. 

A drinks reception will be held following the lecture. All are warmly welcome. 

Suggested hashtag for this event for Twitter users: #LSEIran

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.uk or call 020 7955 6043.


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