In honor of United Nations Day, on October 24, 2011, Muftah contributor and Quinnipiac University Assistant Professor Lara Dotson-Renta convened a panel of Middle East experts to discuss the Arab Spring. The event, which was held at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, featured academics, activists, and artists. This first video in Muftah’s three-part coverage of the panel features a presentation by Rutgers University Assistant Professor Zakia Salime on Gender and the Arab Spring, which looks at how women have participated in and viewed the ongoing events in the region.

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3