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Wanted Women: A Political Salon with Deborah Scroggins

Tuesday, January 17, 2012 - 6:30pm

Wanted Women: A Political Salon with Deborah Scroggins, author of Wanted Women: Faith, Lies, and the War on Terror: The Lives of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Aafia Siddiqui
Moderated by Patricia DeGennaro 

January 17, 2012, 6:30pm
This event is by invitation only.

With special thanks to the Heinrich Böll Foundation for supporting the Political Salon

 

Western conservatives have embraced Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Somali-born Dutch politician and intellectual, for her scathing criticisms of Islam. Aafia Siddiqui, a middle-class Pakistani student at MIT, joined the circles of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and received an 86-year prison sentence for trying to kill US personnel who came to interview her after she was captured in Afghanistan. The new book Wanted Women focuses on the radical choices of these two women who followed very different paths at the nexus of Islam and women's rights in the defining conflict of our time: the battle between fundamentalist Islam and the West. Moderated by Patricia DeGennaro, this Political Salon with author Deborah Scroggins raises challenging questions about loyalties, culture, security, human rights, and freedom of expression.

Wanted Women will be on sale at the event.

About the Author:

Speaker Deborah Scroggins is a journalist with over twenty years of reporting experience. She is the author of Emma’s War, which was translated into ten languages and won the Ridenhour Prize for Truth-Telling. She has written for Vogue, Granta, the Nation, the Sunday Times Magazine, and other publications, and has won two Overseas Press Club awards, a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award as a foreign correspondent for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and was named Georgia Author of the Year by the Georgia Writer’s Association. She lives with her family in Massachusetts.

About the Moderator:

World Policy Institute Senior Fellow Patricia (Tricia) DeGennaro is an adjunct professor at New York University’s Department of Politics where she teaches a course on international security. In addition to her work as a professor, she is a subject matter expert for the U.S. Army’s Training and Doctrine Command Center for Intelligence. She is an expert commentator for CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, Fox News, BBC, and various nationally and internationally syndicated radio programs. DeGennaro is also a regular columnist for the Huffington Post.

About the Sponsors:

The World Policy Institute, a non-partisan global think tank, engages fresh ideas and new voices from around the world to address critical shared challenges. WPI's Fellows program, regular public and private events, policy development, media activities, and flagship World Policy Journal provide a forum for solution-focused policy analysis and debate. It seeks and promotes policy solutions in support of an inclusive and sustainable global market economy, effective global governance, and broadened security strategies.

The Political Salon, organized by Steve Sokol since 2003 to promote dialogue among the next generation of leaders in business, policy, and the media, regularly convenes a diverse group of young professionals to discuss a range of foreign policy issues and global affairs. Attendees are diverse in terms of nationality, profession, and political persuasion. 

The Heinrich Böll Foundation is a Germany-based international policy network focused on sustainability, democracy and human rights, and self-determination and justice.  Its various initiatives place particular emphasis on gender democracy, equal rights for cultural and ethnic minorities, the social and political participation of immigrants, and the promotion of non-violent and proactive peace policies.

         

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