Date: 05/07/2013

Time: 12:00 am

Location: New York University School of Law, Vanderbilt Hall (40 Washington Sq. S., Manhattan)

Price: Free, bring photo id

An evening discussion with Bahraini human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja, and Aryeh Neier, Ruth Wedgwood, and Sarah Leah Witson The New York Institute for the Humanities at NYU and the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice at NYU School of Law invite you to attend an evening discussion with the remarkable Maryam al-Khawaja, just about the only member of her astonishing dissident human rights activist family not currently in prison for trying to bring a measure of democracy to the violently repressive autocratic monarchy in her island homeland off the Arabian peninsula (home to the U.S. Fifth Fleet). The family has received several nominations for this year's Nobel Peace Prize, and both her father Abdulhadi and her sister Zainab regularly launch extended hunger strikes, protesting conditions of their incarceration. Her interlocutors will include Aryeh Neier (President Emeritus, Open Society Foundations), Ruth Wedgwood (Burling professor of international law and diplomacy, Johns Hopkins SAIS; former U.S. member, United Nations Human Rights Committee, 2003-2011) and Sarah Leah Whitson (Director, Middle East & North Africa division, Human Rights Watch).

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