Thu, Mar 10|
The 21%: Insights and Perspectives from Arab Society in Israel
Join us to hear from Dr. Yameen Abu-Fraiha, a Bedouin doctor of internal medicine and public health expert, and Professor Anwar Mahajne, a political scientist specializing in gender and the Middle East.
Time & Location
Mar 10, 2022, 7:00 PM
About the Event
Join us to hear from Dr. Yameen Abu-Fraiha, a Bedouin doctor of internal medicine and public health expert, and Professor Anwar Mahajne, a political scientist specializing in gender and the Middle East. Yasmeen and Anwar will share their experiences and perspectives as Arab citizens of Israel and women with diverse professional and geographic backgrounds. Has this past year been a watershed moment for Jewish-Arab relations in Israel? What challenges and opportunities are shaping daily life in Arab communities in Israel and for Arab women specifically?
Sponsors: Inter-Agency Task Force (https://www.iataskforce.org/)
Contact Shauna Leavey with any questions.
About Dr. Yasmeen Abu-Fraiha:
Dr. Yasmeen Abu-Fraiha is a Bedouin doctor specializing in internal medicine and is currently acting as the Executive Director of Rodaina, an NGO she founded that aims to prevent genetic diseases in the Middle East, especially in the Bedouin community, by spearheading premarital genetic testing and matching. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Project Wadi Attir, Yanabia, Tamar Center and AJEEC-NISPED, all of which are social projects and NGOs aiming to improve Bedouin lives in Israel. She has won several awards, including the 2007 Ramon Award for quality, leadership, and excellence, as well as the 2015 Travel Grant Award for outstanding young investigators at the 38th European Cystic Fibrosis Society conference, and was also chosen to be part of Forbes' "30 Under 30" list. Yasmeen holds a BSc in Medical Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and an MD from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She is currently pursuing an MPA as a Wexner Israel Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School.
About Professor Anwar Mahajne:
Anwar is originally from Umm Al Fahem in the “Triangle Region” in Northern Israel. She came to the US in 2011 to pursue her MA in Women's Studies and later her PhD in political science. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Stonehill College and a political scientist specializing in international relations and comparative politics with a focus on gender, religion, and Middle Eastern politics. Her research focuses on how Islamic beliefs and institutions in the Middle East structure Muslim women's political understandings, agencies, and opportunities at local, national, and international levels. Anwar's work has been featured in The International Feminist Journal of Politics, Political Research Quarterly, Religion and Politics, Foreign Policy, The Conversation, Times of Israel, Haaretz, Middle East Eye, +972 Magazine, Quartz, The Defense Post, The Jerusalem Post, and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace At Stonehill College, she teaches Global Security Studies, Political Science Research Methods, US Foreign Policy, Political Islam, Terror, State and Society, Cyber Security, and International Politics.