Women in the Middle East
The panel Scheherazade’s Daughters: Women in the Middle East was moderated by Amanda Roraback. The panelists share stories of… read more
The panel Scheherazade’s Daughters: Women in the Middle East was moderated by Amanda Roraback. The panelists share stories of their personal experiences in Iran, Iraq, and Afghanistan. They address the importance of religion and tradition in the Middle East, attitudes toward the U.S., and the position of women and young people in Middle Eastern societies. After their discussion, they responded to questions from members of the audience.
Asne Seierstad, a Norwegian journalist, is the author of A Hundred and One Days: A Baghdad Journal. Her previous book was The Bookseller of Kabul. Afschineh Latifi is the author of Even After All This Time: A Story of Love, Revolution and Leaving Iran. Born in Tehran, Iran, she is currently a lawyer in New York. Azadeh Moaveni is the author of Lipstick Jihad: A Memoir of Growing Up Iranian in America and American in Iran. She was born in California and currently lives in Beirut, Lebanon. Amanda Roraback is the author of several books comprising the Nutshell Notes series, including Afghanistan in a Nutshell, Iraq in a Nutshell, and Iran in a Nutshell. close
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