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A New Middle East After Trump?

LitTalks: A New Middle East After Trump? 

The fraught relationship between the U.S. and the Middle East raises critical questions for human rights.

During our LitTalk we discussed the interconnectedness of human rights, policy-making, governance, and civil society in the Middle East and North Africa, and the implications for funders, movements, and political actors. Philanthropy must step up, be bolder, and provide funding to local human rights organizations based on their own agendas and priorities.


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Additional Resources:


  Bassma Kodmani, Founder and former Director of the Arab Reform Initiative. Senior Researcher with Institut Montaigne.
Read full bio@BassmaKodmani
Hrair Balian, Director of the Conflict Resolution Program at The Carter Center.
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  Dr. Lina Khatib, Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House.
Read full bio@LinaKhatibUK
Mozn Hassan, Egyptian feminist activist and founder of ‘Nazra for Feminist Studies’. Founder of the “Doria Feminist Fund”.
Read full bio – @Mozn

Series Moderator:

Mariano Aguirre, Researcher and Political Analyst on International Politics
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Series Host:

Ana Maria Enriquez, Executive Director, HRFN
Read full bio@AMEyLAMar