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Nobel Peace Prize Winner Shirin Ebadi to visit UT

Mon, March 9, 2009

MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2009, 5:00 -- 6:30 PM Public Lecture "Democracy in Iran and the Middle East" Location: ATT Conference Center, Amphitheater, Room # 204

TUESDAY, APRIL 28, 2009, 7:00 -- 8:30 PM Public Reading and Book Signing of Iran Awakening, A Memoir of Revolution and Hope Location: BookPeople, 603 N. Lamar In her book, Ebadi provides an eyewitness account of one woman standing at the crossroads of history. Ebadi recounts her public career and reveals her private self: her faith, her experiences, and her desire to lead a traditional life, even while serving as a rebellious voice in a land where such voices are muted and even silenced by brute force. Ebadi describes her girlhood in a modest Tehran household, her education, and her early professional success as Iran's most accomplished female jurist in the mid-1970s. She speaks eloquently about the ideals of the 1979 Iranian Revolution, and of her deep disillusionment with the direction Iran has taken since.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 2009, 3:30 -- 5:00 PM Roundtable Discussion on "Law, Locality, and International Human Rights" Location: Law School's Eidman Courtroom Moderator: Karen Engle, Panelists: Shirin Ebadi, Kamran Ali, Maya Charrad, Neville Hoad, Shannon Speed

THURSDAY, APRIL 30, 2009, 5:00 -- 6:30 PM Panel on US/Iranian Relations (Free but tickets will be required for admission) Location: LBJ Library, Atrium/Brown Room Moderator: Betty Sue Flowers, Panelists: Shirin Ebadi, Kamran Aghaie, Clement Henry, Denise Spellberg, Fawn Shirazi

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