- Keynote Speaker
keynote speaker for this year is Dr. Valentine Moghadam, Professor of
Sociology and Women’s studies at Purdue University. Professor Moghadam
has made significant contributions to research in pertaining to issues
of social change and gender dynamics in a globalizing world in the
Middle East, North Africa and Afghanistan. She is a well published
author and her third book Globalizing Women: Transnational Feminist
Networks received the American Political Science Association’s Victoria
Schuck Award for the Best Book on Women and Politics in 2005. She is a
founding member and past president of the Association for Middle East
Women’s Studies and a founding contributor to the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies.
From 2004-2006 she served as Chief of the Section on Gender Equality
and Development in the Social and Human Sciences Sector of UNESCO, in
Paris, France. More information on Professor Moghadam’s work can be
obtained from her homepage at Purdue University (http://www.cla.purdue.edu/sociology/directory/?p=Valentine_Moghadam).