Al-Raida Journal: The Empowerment of Arab Women Through Higher Education


No. 114-115, Summer–Fall 2006

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Table of Contents

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Empowering Women, Developing Society:
Female Education in the Middle East and North Africa
Farzaneh Roudi-Fahimi and Valentine Moghadam
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Is there Discrimination against Women in Arab Universities?
Fadia Hoteit and Rose Debbas
12
Women, Higher Education and Society: A Gender Perspective
Abu Bakr Ahmad Ba Kader
23
Gen Zeds: Towards a Culture of Merit
Tim N. Walters
31
Marriage, Economic Activity and Health
Mayssa Hajj
38
Forum: Role of Higher Education in the Empowerment and Achievements of Arab Women 48
- Joseph Jabbra, President of the Lebanese Amercian University 49
- Donna Turk, Counsul General of Lebanon - Dubai and Northern Emirates 54
- Abdallah Sfeir, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Lebanese American University 56
Session I: Empowerment of Women in Politics and Media 
- Dima Dabbous-Sensenig, Director, Insitute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World (IWSAW) 58
- Jeanette Mufti, University of Petra 62
Session II: Empowerment of Women in Business  
- Hissah Al-Sabah, President of the Council of Arab Business Women, Kuwait 65
- Taline Avakian, Member of the Board of Trustees, Lebanese American University 67
Session III: Empowerment of Women in Sociocultural Context  
- Emily Nasrallah, Winter 70
- Maha Kaddoura 74
Round Table: The Role of Higher Education in the Empowerment of Arab Women 76
A Personal Experience 84
Special Features
Teaching about Women and Empowerment in the Arab World
Sherifa Zuhur
86
A Scholarship Program in the Gaza Strip
Faris Khader
96
Remembering Rose Ghurayyib
Anita Nassar
102
Homage to Rose Ghurayyib
Julinda Abu Nasr
107
Reviews
An Illustrated Introduction to Women’s Issues
Walid El Hamamsy
110
For a Place Under the Heavens
Michela Ardizzoni
112