Nobel laureate and Iranian activist to discuss global justice at Yale

Nobel laureate Shirin Ebadi, the first woman to serve as president of Tehran’s city court, will deliver the Gruber Distinguished Lecture in Global Justice on Monday, March 3 at 4:30 p.m. in the Levinson Auditorium of the Yale Law School, 127 Wall St.

Titled “Human Rights in the Muslim World,” the lecture is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged.

Ebadi was awarded the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize for her work on behalf of Iranian children, women, and political prisoners. She served as president of Tehran’s city court until she was dismissed from the bench, along with other women judges, following the Islamic revolution in 1979. Ebadi now lives in exile in the United Kingdom, where she continues her advocacy through her writings, her representation of political dissidents, and her work with numerous human rights organizations, some of which she helped found.

Yale Law School Dean Robert C. Post called Ebadi “one of the most remarkable human rights advocates of our time,” and said the Law School was “honored to have Dr. Ebadi share with us her insights on this timely and important topic.”

Ebadi’s lecture will be webcast live and remain archived.

The Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights at Yale is administered by Yale Law School. The program consists of three core components: the Global Constitutionalism Seminar; the Gruber Distinguished Lectures in Global Justice and Women’s Rights; and the Gruber Global Justice and Women’s Rights Fellowships. The program was established in 2011 by philanthropists Peter and Patricia Gruber as part of The Gruber Foundation

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