A notable National Geographic photographer and an expert on women and democratic transitions will be speakers at this year’s Frost Foundation Lectureships on Global Issues 2015. The March 2 and 3 events are sponsored by the Center for International Studies and TCU’s Women & Gender Studies program.
Jodi Cobb, National Geographic’s first female photographer, will present “Stranger in a Strange Land” at 6 p.m. Monday, March 2, in the BLUU Ballroom. She has covered such shocking stories as 21st century slavery and provided fascinating glimpses into Japan’s secret Geisha culture and the cloistered lives of Saudi Arabian women.
Val Moghadam, director of the International Affairs Program & Middle East Studies at Northeastern University, will speak at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in the BLUU Auditorium. She will spotlight the countries of North Africa, noting that those that saw advances in women’s participation and rights prior to the Arab Spring are the ones most likely to transition successfully to democracy and establish a more women-friendly culture…especially in Morocco and Tunisia.
There will be a book signing after each lecture.
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