The Arab Spring and Women: Comparing Democracies in the U.S. and Abroad

March 8, 2012

The Arab Spring will significantly alter the political playing field in the Middle East and North Africa. But will women benefit from it? Is democracy traditionally beneficial to women? What lessons have American women learned and how is the democratic process treating them? These and other cultural comparisons were addressed at this International Women’s Day program.


Barrie Freeman, National Democratic Institute
Celinda Lake, Lake Research Partners
Moderator: Stephenie Foster, Consultant and Professional Lecturer at American University

Program began at 6:00pm, refreshments and networking to follow

Special thank you to Kraft Foods, Women’s History Month Underwriter