Carolyn Barnett
Carolyn Barnett
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Egypt Presidential Elections 2012: No Clear Frontrunner, But That's What Makes it Monumental

Many Egyptians are voting as much or more against something they fear as they are for something they believe in. Whatever the outcome, this uncertainty marks a huge step forward.

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International Women's Day in Egypt Highlights Need for Women's Rights

The past year has seen many setbacks for women's rights in Egypt, but has also demonstrated the bravery and resilience of Egyptian women.
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Controversy over Mini Cooper, Religion, and Headscarves Highlights Need to End Discrimination Against Women in Turkey

A car company decided to cancel its sponsorship of a Turkish TV star for wearing a headscarf while driving, raising the issue of discrimination against women in Turkey.
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In Libya, Focus on the Rule of Law First

Libya should not rush to hold elections before settling fundamental issues of state integrity and security.
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Why Is It So Tough to Talk About Israel-Palestine at Georgetown?

Debates about Israel-Palestine on campus often get emotional and heated. How can we find a way to speak with less rancor and more openly about the conflict?
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When We Don't Need U.S. Aid

Rather than debating how best to deliver economic and technical aid to the Middle East in order to support democracy, the U.S. should be debating whether this aid is needed or wanted at all.

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Barnett v. Meer: The Laws Against Veiling Go Beyond France

The debate about the hijab and niqab cannot be reduced to a question about individual expression versus a ‘defense’ of secularism in the public sphere.
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It's More Than Mubarak: The Legacy of Torture in Egypt

Merely moving from Mubarak to his cronies will not placate Egyptian protesters, who want to see an end to a regime committed to using torture against its own people.
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Revolution in Egypt? Why the Demonstrations Could Succeed

Egyptians have taken to the streets demanding change. Why this time is different and we could see regime change in Egypt.