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Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture: Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad in Conversation with Jennifer Leaning
April 3, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
On April 3rd, 2019, Harvard FXB’s Dr. Jennifer Leaning will moderate a discussion with Nadia Murad, the corecipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize and a leading advocate for survivors of genocide and sexual violence. The discussion is part of the Samuel L. and Elizabeth Jodidi Lecture. This event is sponsored by the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.
Admission is free. Tickets required. Limit of 2 per person.
Tickets are available by phone and online (for a fee) and in person at the Harvard Box Office, Smith Campus Center, 1350 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.
Please plan on being seated by 3:45 p.m. as the event will start promptly at 4:00 p.m.
Nadia Murad is the corecipient of the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize, and is a leading advocate for survivors of genocide and sexual violence. Murad’s peaceful life was savagely interrupted in 2014 when Daesh attacked her homeland in Sinjar, with the intention of ethnically cleansing Iraq of all Yazidis. Like many minority groups, the Yazidis have carried the weight of historical persecution. Women in particular have suffered greatly, as they have been—and continue to be—victims of sexual violence. Much of Murad’s advocacy work is focused on meeting with global leaders to raise awareness about Daesh and its genocidal campaign against the Yazidi people.
Jennifer Leaning, MD, SMH, is an expert in public health rights-based responses to humanitarian crises, with a long-standing concern about the burden of armed conflict and war on civilians. She is the Professor of the Practice of Health and Human Rights at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. She is also a senior fellow at the Harvard FXB Center for Health and Human Rights and served as its director for almost eight years.