Middle East Studies

Screening of Period. End of Sentence. and Panel on Women's Development: Solving Big Problems through Global Approaches

Saturday, October 19, 2019

2:00pm – 3:30pm

DeCiccio Family Auditorium, Salomon Center for Teaching

Pamela Reeves ’87, a Senior Fellow in International and Public Affairs at the Watson Institute, will moderate a discussion among three Brown undergraduates working on ambitious projects aimed at improving the circumstances of women in India, Jordan, Cuba, and the US. The event will kick off with a screening of “Period. End of Sentence.,” the 2018 Oscar-winning documentary focusing on menstrual equity in India executive-produced by Charlotte Silverman ’22, followed by a discussion with Silverman, Zahra Asghar ’20, who researches water and sanitation provision in the Za’atari Refugee Camp in Jordan, and Ella Satish ’20, who is assessing the Cuban Maternal and Child Healthcare Program with an eye toward improving black maternal care in the US. Hear about the students’ projects and the work of Reeves, an expert on developing gender strategies to achieve entrepreneurial, business, and public purpose results.