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News Posted on March 29, 2017

Professor Bennoune Speaks at Yale Human Rights Symposium

Professor Karima Bennoune spoke at Yale University as part of the Robert L. Bernstein International Human Rights Symposium March 23–24.  She participated in a panel discussion of the way in which religious communities encounter human rights.

Karima Bennoune is an author, lecturer, teacher, and international law scholar as well as the first Arab-American to be honored with the Derrick A. Bell Award from the Section on Minority Groups of the Association of American Law Schools. In 2014, she was awarded the Dayton Literary Peace Prize for her book Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight against Muslim Fundamentalism, now available in paperback from W.W. Norton & Company. In October 2015, she was appointed UN Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights.  She was recently presented with the 2016 Rights and Leadership Award by IANGEL, the International Action Network for Gender Equity & Law.