Asma Barlas

Professor Emerita, Politics
School: School of Humanities and Sciences

London School of Economics

Pakistan: Protest, Solidarity, Democracy, February 24, 2022

Roundtable on protest & solidarity movements, focusing on the unique annual 'Aurat March', and their impact on Pakistan & its democracy.

Speakers: Asma Barlas is Professor Emerita in Politics, Ithaca College, New York, and author of Believing Women in Islam: Unreading Patriarchal Interpretations of the Qur'an (2002; rev. 2019); Ammar Ali Jan (@ammaralijan) is a historian, activist, member of the 'Haqooq-e Khalq' progressive movement, and author of Rule by Fear: Eight Theses on Authoritarianism in Pakistan (2021); Nida Kirmani (@NidaKirmani) is a feminist sociologist working on gender and urban marginality in South Asia, Associate Professor at Lahore University of Management Sciences, and author of Questioning the 'Muslim Woman': Identity & Insecurity in an Urban Indian Locality (2013); Reema Omer (@reema_omer) is Senior Legal Adviser (South Asia), International Commission of Jurists. 

Chair: Nilanjan Sarkar is Deputy Director, LSE South Asia Centre (@SAsiaLSE).

Image: Amir Geshani, 'Mirror', 2018, Unsplash.

Please click here to watch a recording of the event.