The mysterious absence of women from Middle East policy debates -The Monkey Cage (WP)

Its not like there really is a shortage of excellent women scholars on the Middle East….

“Last year, six leading Washington think tanks presented more than 150 events on the Middle East that included not a single woman speaker. Fewer than one-quarter of all the speakers at the 232 events at those think tanks recorded in our newly compiled data-set were women. How is it possible that in 2014, not a single woman could be found to speak at 65 percent of these influential and high-profile D.C. events?”