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News Posted on April 6, 2017

Professor Bennoune Speaks at University of Pennsylvania Conference

Professor Karima Bennoune spoke at the University of Pennsylvania as part of a conference on “The Preservation of Art and Culture in Times of War” on April 4. Professor Bennoune was a participant in a keynote panel on “New Frontiers in the Protection of Cultural Heritage.”

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.