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EVENT: March 29, 2023 - Women, Life, Freedom: Whither Iran?

Please join Security in Context along with the OU Center for Peace and Development and the OU Farzaneh Family Center for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies for, "Women, Life, Freedom: Whither Iran?" a talk with Sohrab Behdad, Professor of Economics at Denison University.
Public Policy

Turkey/Syria Earthquake: Interview with Seda Altug

SIC Project Director Omar Dahi interviews Professor Seda Altug on her reactions to the earthquake, focusing on the impact and consequences in Turkey.
Public Policy

Earthquake in Turkey and Syria: Initial Analysis

In this short interview, SIC Project Director Omar Dahi interviews SIC co-founder Firat Demir on his initial reaction to the earthquake, focusing on the impact and consequences in Turkey.
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EVENT: April 3, 2023 - #YemenCan'tWait: Civil Actors and Justice Work in Yemen

Please join Security in Context with the OU Center for Middle East Studies and the OU Center for Peace and Development for, "#YemenCan'tWait: Civil Actors and Justice Work in Yemen," a talk with Stacey Philbrick Yadav.
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A Transformative Participatory Approach to Addressing the Syrian Conflict

Rabie Nasser's presentation about a participatory approach to the Syrian Conflict, in the session on "Insecurity in MENA" within the inaugural Security in Context conference titled Landscapes of Insecurity.
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Woman, Life, Freedom: A Feminist Movement Reimagines the World

While there is a long history of feminist activism in Iran, this new movement is striking in its departure from the more pragmatic and reform-oriented campaigns of the last several decades. The uprising is not against Islam or the choice to wear hijab; rather the protestors are refusing conscription into regimes of patriarchal authority and gender-differentiated citizenship.
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Surveillance and Securitization of Queer Bodies in Egypt

In January 2022, an Arabic version of the film Perfect Strangers became the focus of public outrage. The uproar was about more than just a controversial movie, however, and, upon closer analysis, revealed the role of undergarments in the injustice perpetrated against queer subjects.
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Forum Arms Trade

The Military Industrial Complex and the Middle East: A mutual extortion racket? Jodi Vittori, Samer Abboud, and Omar Dahi discuss different aspects of US foreign policy in the Middle East. Hosted by Clare O'Brien.

Critical Texts on Afghanistan

This series features short annotated entries on key topics covering politics, history, gender, political economy and culture. The list is meant to be a resource for educators and instructors as well as the interested public.