Varying the theme for this week, the Interfaith Lecture Series invites five women from the Middle East to present the unique and specific experiences of women in this part of the world – women who lead as well as women who hold civil society together beneath the radar of the media and the political decision-makers. Invited to this conversation are women from Israel, Palestine, Iran, Afghanistan, and Lebanon.
This talk features Hanan Ashrawi.
Dr. Hanan Daoud Khalil Ashrawi is a Palestinian Christian legislator, activist, and scholar.
Ashrawi was an important leader during the First Intifada, served as the official spokesperson for the Palestinian Delegation to the Middle East peace process, and has been elected numerous times to the Palestinian Legislative Council. Ashrawi is a member of Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad's Third Way party.