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FREE LECTURE: Gender and Social Choice in Saudi Arabia: Rights versus the Optimal Social Choice

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Gender and Social Choice in Saudi Arabia: Rights versus the Optimal Social Choice : CMSS Presents: A Public Lecture by Dr. Sean Foley Other events...
Although the women’s driving movement in Saudi Arabia has gained tremendous visibility in recent years, it has failed to meet its basic objective: winning women the right to drive. While there is no question that the movement has encountered sustained resistance to its agenda, resistance alone does not determine failure. Instead, Dr. Foley argues that we should look at how the movement’s leaders understand the principles that guide politics in the Kingdom, since it is that understanding which shapes the strategies that they employ to bring about change.  He concludes by discussing alternative approaches that might work for Saudi women in the future, approaches based on the success of the Saudi artistic movement and the insights of one of the Kingdom’s foremost Western-educated women who is not a member of the movement: Thuraya al-Arrayed.

Dr. Foley is an American professor of Middle East and Islamic studies in Tennessee and is a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies, Australia National University. He speaks Arabic, has published widely, and has delivered public presentations to audiences around the world.  He has also held Fulbright fellowships in Syria, Turkey, and Malaysia. From April 2013 until February 2014, he lived and researched extensively in Saudi Arabia for a new book on the Kingdom entitled A Kingdom of Many Colors. His website is www.seanfoley.org.
Speaker(s) Dr Sean Foley
Location Fox Lecture Theatre, Arts Building (G.59), The University of Western Australia
Contact James Davies <[email protected]> : 6488 4554
URL http://www.cmss.uwa.edu.au/events
Start Tue, 05 Aug 2014 17:00
End Tue, 05 Aug 2014 18:00
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Last Updated Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:34
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