Dr. Ziba Mir-Hosseini is a legal anthropologist specializing in Islamic law, gender, and development. She is currently Professorial Research Associate at the Centre for Middle Eastern and Islamic Law, University of London. In this lecture, Dr. Mir-Hosseini explores the Islamic feminist movement’s potential for changing the terms of debates over Islam and gender, arguing that the real battle is between patriarchy and despotism on the one hand, and gender equality and democracy on the other.
Dr. Hosseini shares two videos during this presentation. The first, the Musawah 2009 Global Meeting Closing Video, can be found at youtube.com/watch?v=6fSrxo-9AtE&feature=plcp . The second, the Musawah 2009 Global Meeting Opening video, can be found at youtube.com/watch?v=G6J6k6k4pSY&feature=relmfu .
This lecture took place on October 4, 2012 at Barnard College in New York City.