Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Job Opening, Film Series, Research Funding, Award Dinner, Conferences, Retreat, Death

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

Job Opening, Film Series, Research Funding, Award Dinner, Conferences, Retreat, Death

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Job Opening at Karamah

Karamah Muslim Women Lawyers for Human Rights is accepting applications for a full-time, salaried, and motivated executive director. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to, fund-raising, overseeing Karamah's programs and activities, and managing projects. The position requires someone who is a team player with a deep commitment to human rights and Muslim women's rights issues. Ideal candidates must possess a master's degree in a relevant field (i.e., law, women's studies, international relations, human rights law, etc.) and have four to 10 years relevant work experience. Proficiency in Arabic, Urdu or Farsi is a plus. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For more information, call (202) 234-7302; e-mail karamah@karamah.org; or visit .

Palestine Summer 2004 Film Series

The Washington, DC-based Palestine Center and Georgetown University's Center for Contemporary Arab Studies are holding a film series on Palestine each Wednesday throughout the summer. All films will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Palestine Center. 2425-35 Virginia Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20037. Films are in English or have English subtitles, and admission is free. Upcoming screenings include "Rana's Wedding" (July 21); "Edward Said" and "Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land" (July 28); "Gaza Strip" (Aug. 4); "The Occupied" (Aug. 11); and "Ford Transit" (Aug. 18). For more information, call (202) 338-1958.

Research Funding Opportunity

The CarEth Foundation supports a compassionate world of enduring and just peace with social, economic, and political equality, according to a description in Search for Common Ground's newsletter. Its goals include promoting the creation of a global community of shared values, peaceful conflict resolution, and eliminating the root causes of conflict. The prioritized projects focus on global economic justice and cooperative governance and citizenship. The annual deadline for proposals is Aug. 20. For more information, visit: .

MPAC Award Dinner

The Muslim Public Affairs Council will honor actor Alec Baldwin at its 13th Annual Media Awards Banquet on Aug. 21 at the Millenium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. To receive an invitation, or for more information, visit or call MPAC at (213) 383-3443. Tickets will not be sold at the door. MPAC encourages its members to visit Alec Baldwin's Web site, , for a review of his humanitarian activities.

Mideast and Central Asia Conference

The 2004 Middle East and Central Asia Politics, Economics, and Society Conference, on the theme "Transitions and Inequality in the 21st Century," will take place Sept. 9-11 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The objective of the second annual multidisciplinary conference is to bring together academics, analysts, and policymakers with interests in the Middle East and Central Asia who wish to network and share research endeavors. Topics to be covered by the conference encompass interdisciplinary social science approaches to analysis and problem solving. For more information, contact: 2004 Middle East & Central Asia Conference Committee, c/o Political Science Department, 260 S. Central Campus Dr., OSH Building, Room 252, The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT 84112 USA; phone: (801) 581-6047; e-mail

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