LitTalks: A New Middle East After Trump?
Event organized by Human Rights Funders Network (HRFN)
LitTalks: Global Politics & Philanthropy: This six-part series delves into critical issues in global politics and human rights, and how philanthropy can support movements around the world. Learn more about the other sessions below.
Watch the video in English here:
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.
- The Doria Feminist Fund
- The United States needs a new Syria policy by Hrair Balin and Jeffrey Feltman
- Lebanon’s political corruption can be rooted out – if its international donors insist by Lina Khatib
- The path through Moscow: How Europe can help Syria by Bassma
- 10 years later: Was the Arab Spring a failure? by Clea Simon
- After COVID: Feminist Policies Save Lives and Uphold Rights by Lina Abu Habib
- Ending Yemen’s Multilayered War by Peter Salisbury
- What Can We Learn from Syria’s Devastating Decade of War? By Mona Yacoubian
- Interview with Mozn Hassan on new technologies and gender-based violence by Esraa Abdel Fattah
The outcome of the U.S. elections raises high expectations about the future of multilateralism, global democracy, environmental protection and human rights. The global problems and challenges are complex and will require political, economic, social and philanthropic commitment of all states and societies.
In this series, we’re bringing political thinkers from each region together to unpack American global agendas. We’re looking beyond borders and working to understand the distinct legacies and interconnections to answer one key question: what can we expect in the wake of the latest U.S. elections? These discussions will reveal the invisible impacts of our interconnected economies, lives, and realities. It’s time to debrief and focus on the lived experiences, understanding, resistance, and narrative of the global community.
Access other sessions below:
- Part 1 – Part 1 – Latin America and the Caribbean
- Part 2 – The United States: A New Relationship with the World?
- Part 3 – A New Middle East After Trump?
- Part 4 – Resisting Authoritarianism in Asia
- Part 5 – African Futures