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Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
Georgetown University, Washington, District of Columbia 20007
You are cordially invited to a lecture by Professor Jennifer Olmsted of Drew University entitled «Gender, Development, and Armed Conflict.» This lecture will be the second installment of the Clovis Maksoud Memorial Lecture Series.
Jennifer Olmsted is currently Professor of Economics and Director of Middle East Studies at Drew University. She recently also served as the Gender Advisor at the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) and has served as a consultant for UN ESWCA, UNFPA, UNDP, UN Women, and the World Bank.
She completed her BS in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and her PhD in Economics from the University of California, Davis. Her areas of specialization include gender, development, globalization, and labor economics. Her current research focuses on gender issues related to sustainability, as well as on the role that armed conflict plays in (re)shaping norms and economic opportunities and challenges.
Dr. Olmsted was a guest editor of and also contributing author to a 2014 issue of Feminist Economics focusing on gender and economics in Muslim communities. She has also published numerous other articles, in a range of books volumes and journals including in History of the Family, Industrial Relations, Journal of Development Studies, Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies, Women’s Studies International Forum, and World Development, among others.
The event is FREE and open to all, but please RSVP at the following link: eventbrite.com/e/maksoud-lecture-series-gender-development-and-armed-conflict-tickets-31890067049
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