Episode 10

Breaking the Logjam of Arab Political Elites

Published on: 24th March, 2021

Political Science professor Carmen Geha has studied political power-sharing and women's representation across the Arab region, and weighs the entrenched power elite's vested interests against the socio-economic and political dignity demands that drive the ongoing Arab protests. "Women's empowerment" efforts have especially failed to increase women in public offices, which she believes requires political parties that champion this goal. This would succeed if we are to judge by the intense and deep role of women and girls in the protests across the region.

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Professors at Work
Rami G. Khouri interviews AUB scholars about how their research findings clarify our world's mechanics and mysteries.