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Nadine Tahan

Research Analyst for Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME)

Nadine Tahan is a McGill University graduate of Lebanese-Canadian origin, having graduated with a BA in Political Science with minors in World Islamic and Middle East Studies and Women’s Studies.

Nadine is greatly interested in Canadian and Middle Eastern politics and women's issues. More specifically, she is passionate about the racism, sexism, and xenophobia Middle Eastern women face in Canada, especially those visibly identifiable as Muslim. In addition, she is interested in challenging the essentializing representations of Middle Eastern people as backwards, monolithic, and exotic, which have been used to justify Western imperialism in the Middle East to “save” Muslim women.

Nadine is currently working as a Research Analyst for Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME). Her focus at CJPME includes human rights and civil liberties as they relate to Canada and the Middle East.
Canadian Foreign Aid Further Marginalizes Palestinian

Canadian Foreign Aid Further Marginalizes Palestinian Women

Rather than providing developmental or good governance aid to the Palestinians, the vast majority of Canada's aid to Palestinians is dedicated to training security forces to police fellow Palestinians. It could even be argued that this is more so a form of aid to Israel than to Palestine.
11/16/2016 04:58 EST
Muslim Canadians Must Hold The Trudeau Government

Muslim Canadians Must Hold The Trudeau Government Accountable

A year has gone since Trudeau first came into office, offering a welcome message of change throughout his campaign. Yet, although Trudeau has had some accomplishments in office so far, Muslim Canadians must remain skeptical of his government and must be prepared to hold him accountable on issues that directly or indirectly impact our community.
10/25/2016 09:17 EDT