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May Chidiac Lecture - “THE ROLE OF WOMEN IN THE MEDIA DURING NATIONAL CONFLICT”





THE AUSTRALIAN LEBANESE

FOUNDATION INVITES YOU TO A

FREE SYDNEY IDEAS PUBLIC

LECTURE ON “THE ROLE OF

WOMEN IN THE MEDIA DURING

NATIONAL CONFLICT

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS

DR MAY CHIDIAC &

DR MEGAN MACKENZIE

 

Dr May Chidiac is a renowned media personality, TV host, news anchor, and media professor. Well known for her

outspoken criticism of the political influence of Syria over Lebanon, she was attacked by a car bomb on 25th September

2005 causing her to lose her left leg and let arm. Despite a long and difficult recovery, on July 2006 she defiantly

returned to her role in the media. She also boldly pursued further study and received a PhD from the Pantheon-Assas

University of Paris, published her book “Le Ciel M’atendra”, and continued her academic profession as a Media

Professor at Notre Dame University. Dr. Chidiac has been honoured with several international awards and prizes. In

2009, she established the May Chidiac Foundation (MCF) and its Media Institute, dedicated to training, research on

issues of media, democracy, human rights, and social welfare.

Dr Megan Mackenzie’s research bridges feminist international relations, critical security, studies and development

studies. Her book “Female Soldiers in Sierra Leone: Sex Security and Post-Conflict Development examines women’s

participation in the 11-year civil war in Sierra Leone and the challenges and insecurities they faced during the

post-conflict reintegration process. Dr Mackenzie is also working on a collaborative project focused on the impacts of

transitional justice mechanisms.

 

DATE AND TIME Wednesday May 7, 2014

7:00 pm cocktail recep􀆟on for 7:30 pm start

VENUE The Great Hall, The University of Sydney

Parking is available underneath the New Law Building

 

ENTRY IS FREE

 

RSVP

By Friday 18 April 2014

T Susi Touma 0425 271 019

E alf@sydney.edu.au


 














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