Johanna Mansor 
Stanford Center for Innovation and Communication 


Monday October 4, 2010 from 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM PDT

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Room 124 a.k.a. Peter Wallenberg Learning Theatre 
450 Serra Mall
Building 160, Wallenberg Hall
Stanford, CA 94305

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Innovating The New Arab Woman

Stanford Center of Innovation and Communication and Stanford Center for Design Research are pleased to host a talk by Joumana Haddad, entitled "Innovating The New Arab Woman".

Ms Haddad is a renowned Lebanese poet, editor-in-chief Jasad Magazine, author of "I Killed Sheherazade" and she is also the winner of Blue Metropolis Al Majidi Ibn Dhaher Arab Literary Prize.

She will be joined by Panelists;

Diana El-Azar, Director of Media, Entertainment and Information Industries, World Economic Forum.  

Kirsten Mogensen, Associate Professor in Journalism, Roskilde University. 

Esther Wojcicki, Journalist, Educator, Chairwoman Creative Commons

The session will be moderated by David Nordfors, Founding Executive Director, Stanford Center for Innovation & Communication

Joumana Haddad will be speaking about the new Arab woman, different from the cliche presently dominating discussions around the world. In her latest book "I Killed Sheherazade" she takes a stand for a modern Arab woman who is equal to man, autonomous, feminine as well as intellectual and professional, the custodian of her own body and her own sexuality. Haddad sees woman and man as equal in power and influence, their relationships built on consensual agreement between independent individuals.

The panel discussion will cover both the New Arab Woman, as well as under which circumstances she can develop. Woman activists in the Arab world are today enabled by the Internet, cell phones and other technologies. Which types of innovations enable the new Arab woman? Which are the forces that can support the innovation processes that enable her?

For more information about Joumana Haddad, please click here:

This is a free event but seats are limited so please register immediately!



From the East Bay:
Take 880 SOUTH (direction San Jose) to CA-92 WEST (direction Half Moon Bay) to U.S. 101 SOUTH (direction San Jose) and follow directions below.

From San Francisco International Airport:
T ake U.S. 101 SOUTH (directions toward San Jose) and follow directions below.

From San Jose International Airport:
Take U.S. Highway 101 North (directions toward San Francisco) and follow directions below.

From U.S. 101:
Take the University Avenue exit West, toward Palo Alto/Stanford. Continue straight on University Avenue crossing over El Camino Real, which then turns into Palm Drive. Follow Palm till it ends on the Oval. If you are standing facing the stairs of the Main Quad, Wallenberg Hall is the building on the left side.

From Interstate 280:
Take Alpine Road exit East (toward Palo Alto/Stanford) to Junipero Serra Boulevard. Turn right on Junipero Serra, left at the first stoplight onto Campus Drive West. Follow Campus Drive West to Roth Way. Make a right on Roth Way, anf follow it to Pal Drive. Make a right turn on Palm Drive and follow it to the top of the Oval. If you are standing facing the stairs of the Main Quad, Wallenberg Hall is the building on the left side.

You can park at the Visitor Parking area with "P" sign. There are some spots on Palm Drive and more around the campus. For more information and for locations of parking areas, please click here