The Perfect Candidate Screening

16 Nov 2021


*Promoted by the University of Pittsburgh*

From Los Angeles Times: "Maryam is conservative culturally (her niqab is frequently on) but openly ambitious about her career. Yet when patriarchal rules prevent her from fixing a travel snafu in time to make a flight for a key Dubai conference that could land her a big job, she redirects her energies into a city council run with the help of her media- and image-savvy sisters Selma (Dhay) and Sara (Noura Al Awad). Her single issue: a long-unpaved road hampering access to the rural hospital where she works. The larger issue: being accepted as a serious mainstream candidate when such campaigns are viewed primarily as a gender stunt rather than a sincere bid for leadership."

Event Date: 
Tuesday, November 16, 2021 - 6:30pm
Sponsored By: 
The University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies