Associate Professor of History Organized Conference on the Middle East

Dr. Laura Bier brought together a group of scholars to explore issues of gender, rights, and activism in the Middle East.  

The event featured a panel discussion and luncheon from 12:00 - 2:00 PM and a keynote talk from 2:15 - 4:00 PM.

12:00 – 2:00 PM Lunch Panel: Human Rights, Humanitarianism, and Political Activism


  • Marwa Shalaby, Director, Women’s Rights in the Middle East Program, Rice University
  • Mona Tajali, Department of Women’s Studies, Agnes Scott College
  • Abbas Barzegar, Department of Religious Studies, Georgia State University


  • Laura Bier, School of History and Sociology, Georgia Tech

2:15 – 4:00 PM Keynote Speaker:

  • Abdullahi An-Na’im Charles Howard Candler Professor of Law, Emory University
    “The Politics of Rights in a World of Wrongs: Making Rights Relevant”

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