Women in the Middle East Seminars (UCLA)

Women in the Middle East Seminar: From Right to left: Dr. Nayereh Tohidi, Dr. Susan Slyomovics, Dr. Sondra Hale - UCLA (July 10, 2006) - by QH

Women in the Middle East Seminar (hush hush LGBT!) - UCLA (July 10, 2006)
Israeli Jonathan Friedlander documents with a Leica digital camera


Dr. Nikki Keddie - UCLA (July 10, 2006) - by QH

Dr. Nikki Keddie (The Organizer/Owner of the papers)
She is also the author of Women in the Middle East: Past and Present


Dr. Masserat Amir-Ebrahimi, Dr. Nayereh Tohidi, Dr. Nasrin Rahimieh - UCLA (January 19, 2007) - by QH

Dr. Masserat Amir-Ebrahimi, Dr. Nayereh Tohidi, Dr. Nasrin Rahimieh


Dr. Nikki Keddie, Dr. Parvin Shahlapour - UCLA (May 8, 2007) - by QH

Dr. Nikki Keddie, Dr. Parvin Shahlapour


Dr. Susan Slyomovics & Dr. Nayereh Tohidi - UCLA (May 8, 2007) - by QH

Dr. Susan Slyomovics & Dr. Nayereh Tohidi


Dr. Nayereh Tohidi, Dr. Masserat Amir-Ebrahimi, Dr. Parvin Shahlapour - UCLA (May 8, 2007) - by QH

Dr. Nayereh Tohidi, Dr. Masserat Amir-Ebrahimi, Dr. Parvin Shahlapour





Editor's Note
These seminars covered a wide range of topics pertaining to women in the middle east. However, LGBT was the most dominant topic. In a nutshell, the organizers follow the government line and advocate LGBT rights in the Middle East similar to Israel (A country that has more gay bars than synagogues). They argue that the Mideast won't be free unless all the countries hold an annual Transvestite/Transgender Pride Parade. On the other hand, Russia and China have argued that the US does not have the right to interfere with the internal affairs of other sovereign states and shouldn't impose their LGBT values on other states. Here is the US government position:


LGBT
The U.S. Department of State champions the protection of the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals worldwide as an Obama Administration foreign policy priority. By supporting the inherent dignity of each person, the United States leads by example and advances our values.
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Finally, it's noteworthy to mention US plans to redraw the maps of the Middle East and create 14 countries from 5. Again, this would only be in Israel's interest.


Related Link
Masserat Amir-Ebrahimi - UCLA (January 19, 2007)
Dr. Minoo Moallem Lecture - UCLA (July 10, 2006)
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