Women and the Arab Spring

Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Human Rights, Democracy, and Global Women’s Issues Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs Date: Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Time: 02:30 PM Location: 419 Senate Dirksen Office Building Presiding: Senators Boxer and Casey

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Witnesses

Panel one

  1. The Honorable Melanne Verveer
    Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues
    United States Department of State
    Washington , DC
  2. Dr. Tamara Wittes
    Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs and Deputy Special Coordinator for Middle East Transitions
    United States Department of State
    Washington , DC

Panel two

  1. Ms. Manal Omar
    Director of Iraq, Iran, and North Africa Programs
    United States Institute of Peace
    Washington , DC
  2. Ms. Mahnaz Afkhami
    President
    Women’s Learning Partnership (WLP)
    Bethesda , Maryland
  3. Professor Sandra Bunn-Livingstone, Esq.
    President and CEO
    Freedom³
    Washington , DC