March 02, 2017
For the International Women’s Day on March 8th, Jacobs University is shining the spotlight on
female role models from the Near East. In his presentation, Professor Ahmed A. Karim, Guest
Professor for Psychology, will provide information on “Female Pioneers in Ancient Egypt and
the Near East: Influence of History on Gender Psychology.” After that, the topic will be how
female images affect female immigrants today.
Marie Curie was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize. The native Pole is a role model around the
world. In contrast, pioneering women from the Near East are virtually unknown. In his presentation,
Professor Karim highlights the achievements of women in ancient Egypt and the Orient.
The psychotherapist and brain researcher points out their current relevance: How can these role
models inspire and challenge today’s young women with a background of migration? The background
is the social learning theory of the prestigious Stanford psychologist Albert Banduras. According to it, a
role model is most likely to be imitated when the model resembles the observer.
Gender roles describe behaviors that are considered appropriate or desirable in a society. They are
responsible for the relationship between the sexes and for the extent of discrimination and
disadvantagement of women.
Registration and further information: JU-Talk [at] web.de, 0421 / 63 22 14
Presentation: “Female Pioneers in Ancient Egypt and the Near East: Influence of History on Gender Psychology”
Date: March 8, 2017, 8 p.m., Jacobs University, Campus Ring 1, 28759 Bremen
Speaker: Professor Ahmed A. Karim is a psychotherapist and brain researcher. He leads the degree program in Prevention and Health Psychology at the SRH Fernhochschule [distance learning institute] in Riedlingen, heads his own research group at the University Department of Psychiatry and
Psychotherapy in Tuebingen, and is currently Guest Professor for Psychology at Jacobs University in Bremen.
The presentation is bilingual, German and English.
Admission is free. Interested parties are cordially invited to attend.
About Jacobs University:
Jacobs University is a private, independent, English-language university in Bremen. Young people from all over the world study here in preparatory, Bachelor, Master, and PhD programs. Internationality and transdisciplinarity are special features of Jacobs University: research and teaching don’t just pursue a single approach, they address issues from the perspectives of multiple disciplines. This principle makes Jacobs graduates highly sought-after new talents who successfully strike out on international career paths.
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