Organizing Institution: The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
Start Date: December 12, 2017
End Date: December 12, 2017
The Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
50 Washington Square South at 255 Sullivan Street
New York, New York 10012 United States
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Time: 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM
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Sheila Carapico teaches Political Science and International Studies at the University of Richmond. A self-described “old Yemen hand,” she spent many years in the country and is the author of Civil Society in Yemen: A Political Economy of Activism in Modern Arabia and the editor of Arabia Incognita: Dispatches from Yemen and the Gulf.
Ibraham Qatabi is a legal worker at the Center for Constitutional Rights, where he helps coordinate a large network of pro bono counsel representing Guantánamo detainees and assists with attorney-client meetings at the prison. Mr. Qatabi also serves as a UN/U.S. advisor to the Nobel Peace Laureate Tawakkol Karman of Yemen, and was a lead advisor on the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Mr. Qatabi is a frequent commentator on Yemeni affairs on various cable news networks, and co-founded the Yemeni American Coalition for Change (YACC) to support the democracy movement in Yemen.