Eugenic Legacies across
the Middle East and North Africa
26th October, 12pm-7.30pm GMT
An online symposium looking at the continuing legacies of eugenics in the MENA region.
This symposium explores the long legacies of eugenics in the Middle East and North Africa, tracing their historical origins through colonialism and nation-state building, and examining their ongoing effects through large-scale public health measures and through social attitudes about family, reproduction, disability, and race. These topics are addressed in 5 panels focusing on different national contexts across the region. The symposium aims to bring together participants and audiences in considering this history and its significance to the MENA today, and to foster discussions about the role of scholarship and activism in confronting the legacies of eugenics throughout the region.