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Building a Bridge Between Women in Europe and the Middle East

Online • May 25, 2011

Join us for a Jam Session with Jaleh Taheri to learn more about the work of the Women for Sustainable Growuth, an initiative by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University and the International College at Zayed University.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

In April 2011, Women for Sustainable Growth (WSG), an initiative by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University and the International College at Zayed University, held an Inaugural Summit hosted by Nordea and the UAE Embassy in Sweden and co-sponsored by 85 Broads. The aim of WSG is to create a network of female leaders between Scandinavia and the Middle East, and the conference explored “best practices” for developing sustainable businesses and organizations, addressing and overcoming cultural misunderstandings, directing state policy changes to foster greater female participation, and training aspiring female leaders. Join us for a Jam Session with Jaleh Taheri to learn more about the work of the WSG and the findings from the 2-day event!

Jaleh Taheri is founder and director of the Women for Sustainable Growth initiative at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Lund University (LU) in Sweden and is a graduate student in Development Studies at LU. She received a BA in Political Science from Bates College in Lewiston, Maine, where she completed an honors thesis, based on original field research in Iran, about the differences between how Iranian women are depicted in the West and how they perform in Iran. She has traveled widely in Europe, India, Pakistan and the Middle East and spent one year as a Research Fellow at the Institute for Middle East and Islamic Studies at the University of Durham in the United Kingdom. She writes on the topics of religion, gender and politics in Iran, Syria and Pakistan. She is also co-founder and co-president of the Scandinavian Chapter of 85 Broads.


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