Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi to Deliver Lectures at Suffolk University

2/16/2006

Ebadi, who received a law degree from the University of Tehran and went on to become one of the first women judges in Iran , will lecture on “The Human Rights Situation in Iran ” at 5 p.m., Wednesday, Feb 22, at the C. Walsh Theater, 55 Temple St. , Boston . She also will deliver a Lowell Lecture, titled “Sharia Law and Constitutionalism,” at 1 p.m., Thursday, March 2, at the C. Walsh Theater.

In 2003, Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her work to promote democracy and human rights, with particular emphasis on her defense of the rights of women and children. She now works as a lawyer and also teaches law at the University of Tehran . 

Ebadi is in residence as part of the College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program, which was established to enrich the education of students by exposing them to major modern thinkers in settings that range from lectures to small classes to one-on-one conversations.

The College of Arts and Sciences' Distinguished Visiting Scholars Program this spring also welcomed Robert Brustein, founder of the American Repertory Theatre (A.R.T.); political scientist Christiane Lemke of the University of Hannover in Germany; and contemporary Native American Artist Jaune Quick to See Smith.

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