The McMillan-Stewart lectures are coordinated by the MIT Program in Gender and Women's Studies and are organized by the holder of the namesake chair, Lerna Ekmekcioglu, of the MIT History Faculty since 2011. Endowed by Geneviève McMillan, the lectures provide a space for scholars, artists, journalists, activists, and other experts to reflect on issues related to women in the developing world, specifically (but not exclusively) in the Middle East and North Africa. Lectures are free and open to the public.
Biannual McMillan-Stewart lecture on Women in the Developing World: with Suad Joseph presenting “State of the Arab Family and the Family of the Arab State”
Sherene Seikaly, Assistant Professor, Department of History University of California, Santa Barbara, Intro by Sa'ed Atshan, Ph.D. Visiting Assistant Professor of Peace and Conflict Studies Swarthmore College,Tuesday March 8, 5 PM, Bldg 3 Room 133
Anver Emon, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Relligion, Pluralism and the Rule of Law, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Wednesday, December 2, 5 PM Bldg 3 Room 270
Hourig Attarian, Concordia University and Melissa Blilal, Columbia University, Monday, April 13, 5 PM, Bldg 4 Room 270
Fatma Müge Göçek, University of Michigan, Monday, November 3, 4 PM, Bldg 3 Room 333