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Eva Sajoo

Eva Sajoo is a Research Associate with the Centre for the Comparative Study of Muslim Societies and Cultures at Simon Fraser University.  She is interested in the treatment of women in political transitions, particularly in Afghanistan.  She is also a member of Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan.

What do Boko Haram and the Taliban have in common? It’s not what you think

The past few weeks have seen the shooting of polio vaccinators in Pakistan and Nigeria, the attempted destruction of the ancient library of Timbuktu in Mali, and yet more civilian deaths from...

Yves Engler on The Ugly Canadian, foreign policy, and climate change

Yves Engler, author of several books on climate change and foreign policy, is on a cross country tour to launch his latest book The Ugly Canadian: Stephen Harper’s Foreign Policy.  He argues...

Debunking the 'oppressed' Muslim woman myth

There's no such thing as a generic 'Muslim woman', and many don't view Islam as one of their problems, says anthropologist Lila Abu-Lughod.

Beyond the Burqa: Vancouver filmmaker Brishkay Ahmed speaks about Afghan women, media and social change

A searingly brave filmmaker shares her thoughts on women's rights, social change in Afghanistan through media, and the big difference between a burqa and hijab.

Chris and Hedvig Alexander on Canada's role in Afghanistan's future

Canada has made a huge contribution to Afghanistan and can continue to do more, says Conservative MP Chris Alexander.

Professor Ilan Pappé brings the Israeli-Palestinian discussion to Vancouver

Professor Ilan Pappé continues the Israeli-Palestinian discussion at the Vancouver Public Library on May 5.

Karen Armstrong in Vancouver to talk about compassion and religion

Karen Armstrong, an internationally renowned British author and commentator on religion, will be hosted by the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue from March 19 - 30 to hold a city-wide...

Were the Shafia women victims of Islam?

Pundits have blamed Islam for the honour killings of the Shafia girls, but discrimination against women is the real problem -- and it's not limited to Muslims.

The Muslim next door: becoming local in Vancouver

How much does where we live affect who we are?