Event Date: Monday September 30, 2013
Time: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
Location: Bowie Vernon Room (K-262) Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, 1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

The Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution is pleased to present:


“Negotiating Women’s Roles in Complex International Environments”


Fouzia Saeed

Fouzia Saeed

Human rights activist and educator in Pakistan


Beena Sarwar

Beena Sarwar

Pakistani journalist and filmmaker


September 30, 2013

4:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Bowie Vernon Room (K-262)

Weatherhead Center for International Affairs

1737 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA

About the Speakers:

Fouzia Saeed earned her PhD in Education from University of Minnesota. She is a well-known women’s rights activist, an educator and an author from Pakistan, currently residing in Washington DC. She has designed and evaluated social development and educational programs on governance, gender and youth for a wide range of organizations in USA, Afghanistan, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia and several Pacific Island nations. Her Oxford Press book on women’s issues, Taboo: The Hidden Culture of a Red Light Area, has been translated from English into Urdu, Hindi, Marathi and Japanese and is being used as a text book at several universities in the USA, UK and Pakistan. Her most recent book, Working With Sharks: A Pakistani Woman’s Story of Countering Sexual Harassment at the United Nations, was recently published in USA.

Beena Sarwar is a journalist, artist and documentary filmmaker focusing on media, gender, peace and human rights issues. She is the founding editor of The News on Sunday, and has worked as the OpEd editor of The News International and as a producer at Geo TV, Pakistan’s first 24-hour news channel. She is a Nieman Fellow (2006), a Fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy (2007) and at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance (2012). Since January 2010, she has been working as Editor for Aman ki Asha (www.amankiasha.com), a peace initiative between the Jang Group of Newspapers, Pakistan and The Times of India. She blogs at Journeys to Democracy (www.beenasarwar.wordpress.com), and is on Twitter at @beenasarwar.


About the Herbert C. Kelman Seminar Series: The 2013-2014 Herbert C. Kelman Seminar on International Conflict Analysis and Resolution series is sponsored by the Program on Negotiation, the Nieman Foundation for Journalism, the Joan Shorenstein Center on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy, The Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, and Boston area members of the Alliance for Peacebuilding. The theme for this year’s Kelman Seminar is “Negotiation, Conflict and the News Media”.

For more information, contact Donna Hicks at dhicks@wcfia.harvard.edu.


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