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Women in the Middle East

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In her new book, “Paradise Beneath Her Feet,” Isobel Coleman profiles women she calls quiet revolutionaries who are working for social justice in the Middle East. We’ll also check in with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, an outspoken critic of Islamic fundamentalism, and Mahnaz Afkhami, president and founder of the Women’s Learning Partnership.


Isobel Coleman, senior fellow for U.S. foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of "Paradise Beneath Her Feet: How Women are Transforming the Middle East"

Ayaan Hirsi Ali, resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and author of "The Caged Virgin," "Infidel" and "Nomad"

Mahnaz Afkhami, founder and president of Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace (WLP), executive director of the Foundation for Iranian Studies and former minister of state for Women's Affairs in Iran


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