Thursday, January 25, 2007

Webcast: 50 years of Women's Emancipation in Tunisia

The Library of Congress has posted on its website the webcast of a symposium, Tunisia: Celebrating Fifty Years of Women's Emancipation.

The symposium was sponsored jointly by the Library's African and Middle Eastern Division and the Embassy of Tunisia. Former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor made a special presentation. The other speakers included Alifa Chaabane Farouk, the Ombudsman of Tunisia and a member of the Executive Board of Tunisia's ruling party, the Democratic Constitutional Rally; Hayet Laouni, an entrepreneur and founder of the shipping company Maersk-Tunisia and the international trade company EXECO; and Mounira Charrad, a professor of sociology at the University of Texas at Austin and the author of "States and Women's Rights: The Making of Postcolonial Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco."

To view the webcast, click here.