CSU, Chico News

Nobel Peace Prize Winner Dr. Shirin Ebadi To Speak

Date: 11-01-2012

Kathleen McPartland
Public Affairs

Dr. Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman and the first Iranian to win the Nobel Peace Prize, will be speaking at Laxson Auditorium, California State University, Chico, on Monday, Nov. 5.

Dr. Ebadi is an Iranianlawyer, a former judge and human rights activist and founder of the Defenders of Human Rights Center in Iran. In October 2003, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights, especially women's, children's, and refugee rights. She was the first Iranian to receive the prize.

In this, an election year, Dr. Ebadi’s acute observations on international policy, the current state of world politics and the unrest in Iran are timely and firsthand.

In exile since 2009 due to ongoing persecution in Iran, Ms. Ebadi inspires hope that Islam, democracy, and human rights can co-exist in these turbulent times.

This lecture is sponsored by The Office of the President and The Office of the Provost at CSU, Chico as part of the annual Presidents Lecture Series.

For more information on Dr. Ebadi and ticket purchasing, go to http://www.csuchico.edu/upe/performance/artists/ShirinEbadi.html.