Morgan State University will host acclaimed author, physician and activist Dr. Nawal El Saadawi for a series of lectures, interviews and community discussions. Her visit is the headlining event for Morgan’s Distinguished Lecture Series, an on-going program sponsored by the University’s Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. The College of Liberal Arts and the Program in Women and Gender Studies are cosponsors of Dr. El Saadawi’s visit.
Lauded in March 2011 by Newsweek as one of “150 Women Who Shake the World,” Dr. El Saadawi’s career has spanned more than 60 years of advocacy and education for a global audience. She is credited with the earliest and strongest critiques of genital mutilation of Middle Eastern women, and gender oppression within patriarchal Islamic social constructs. Dr. El Saadawi’s recent advocacy captured national headlines, as she was a key figure in the grassroots political protests in Egypt’s Tahir Square.
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