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What's New at University of Venus 20 August 2011
August 21, 2011 - 10:45am

What’s New at University of Venus - Week Ending 20 August 2011

University of Venus Around the Web:

What’s New With Our Writers:

  • Mary Churchill was a panelist at The Guardian’s Live chat: developing higher education management in the UK on August 19, 2011.
  • Afshan Jafar’s first book, "Women's NGOs in Pakistan" came out this week (Palgrave Macmillan). The book uncovers the skillful maneuvering that women's NGOs have to perform in order to survive a hostile environment. How do NGOs overcome the suspicion of them as "Western" agents? How do they convince people that contrary to common perceptions, they are not there to "lead women astray from Islam"? And how, in the context of poverty, fundamentalism, and ethnic conflict, do NGOs convince people that women's issues merit attention in the first place? It can be found at Macmillan or on Amazon.

Coming Up:

  • Lee Skallerup Bessette will be participating in The Guardian’s live chat on surviving your first academic post this Friday, August 25, 2011 from 8-10 AM Eastern.
  • Ernesto Priego will be participating at 'Whatever is to become of books?' 09.17.11 at UCL.

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