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Select Presentations and Public Writing

"Do Arab Women Have Reason to Celebrate this International Women’s Day?" Talk organized by the Arab Center in Washington DC, March 2022. View Lecture 

"Women's Economic Empowerment in MENA" Interview with BBC Arabic, March 2022. Watch here


"Research in Pandemic Times," Virtual Dissemination of the COVID-19 online survey results organized by the Arab Political Science Network (APSN) and al-Fanar Media, October 5th, 2020.

"Feminisms in the Middle East and North Africa: Old/New Directions?" Harvard Kennedy School, Middle East Initiative, May 7th, 2019.

"Gender Equity in Cities of the MENA Region," Keynote Speaker, Cairo University, April 9th, 2019.

“Women in Legislative Committees in Arab Parliaments,” Smith College, Northampton, April 10th, 2018.

“Gender and the Politics of Rights in the Middle East,” Georgia Tech, Atlanta, April 5th, 2018.

“Female Representation under Authoritarianism,” Brown University’s Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Boston, Feb 21st, 2018.      Link to Event Flyer        View Lecture

“Female Politicians and Corruption in Lebanon,” Workshop on “After the Uprisings: Public Opinion, Gender, and Conflict in the Middle East,” Kansas State University, Kansas, May 2016.

“POMEPS: Workshop on Women and Gender in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring,” George Washington University, Washington D.C., March 2016.    View Lecture      Listen to Podcast with Marc Lynch

Marwa Shalaby
Gender Equity in Cities of the MENA Regi

Select Op-Eds and Blogs


Shalaby, Marwa. 2020 (with Nermin Allam and Gail Buttorff). “Gender, COVID and Faculty Service.” Inside Higher Education

Shalaby, Marwa and Sylvia Bergh. 2020. “Power to the People? The Right to Information Law in Morocco.” Sada: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. 

Shalaby, Marwa. 2020 (with Nermin Allam and Gail Buttorff). “The Adverse Effects of the Pandemic on MENA Research.” al-Fanar Media.


Shalaby, Marwa. 2017. “Women’s Representation under Authoritarian Regimes: The Case of Kuwait.” Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.

Shalaby, Marwa and Laila Elimam. 2017. “Arab Women in the Legislative Process.” Sada: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.


Shalaby, Marwa and Yuree Noh. 2016. “Kuwaitis Voted Saturday. Opposition Gains Send a Strong Signal about the Economy. Washington Post/Monkey Cage.


Shalaby, Marwa. 2016. “The Islamist are Back in Morocco: How Did They Do it? Washington Post/Monkey Cage.


Shalaby, Marwa. 2015. “Egypt’s Electoral Labyrinth Undermines Women’ Political Representation.” Houston Chronicle.


Governance and Local Development Annual Conference, Gothenburg, May 2019

© 2020 Marwa Shalaby

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