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News Posted on May 11, 2017

Professor Bennoune Keynotes UCLG Culture Summit in South Korea

Professor Karima Bennoune delivered the keynote address at the United Cities and Local Governments 2nd UCLG Culture Summit held in Jeju, South Korea on May 10-13.  The conference was titled “Commitments and Actions for Culture in Sustainable Cities.” Professor Bennoune’s talk concerned the place of culture in globalization and in urban life.

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.