Iranian Nobelist to Speak at Pace University, Wednesday, June 9

The Iranian lawyer and human rights activist Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize, will speak at Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts on Wednesday, June 9, 3 Spruce Street, between Park Row and Gold Street, New York City, 7:15 p.m.

Contact
Christopher T. Cory, Director of Public Information, Pace University
212-346-1117, cell 917-608-8164, ccory@pace.edu
Bill Caldwell, Pace University, 212-346-1597, wcaldwell@pace.edu

IRANIAN NOBELIST TO SPEAK AT PACE UNIVERSITY,
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9

First Muslim woman to win honor is likely to call for human rights,
question US policies in Middle East

New York, NY – June 1, 2004 — The Iranian lawyer and human rights activist Shirin Ebadi, winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize, will speak at Pace University’s Michael Schimmel Center for the Arts on Wednesday, June 9, 3 Spruce Street, between Park Row and Gold Street, New York City, 7:15 p.m.

Tickets can be reserved by calling 212-346-1571 Monday through Friday, noon – 4 p.m. Tickets are $30, with a student price of $10.

Ebadi is expected to interest a broad range of audiences. Explains the journalist Amitabh Pal, Managing Editor of The Progressive magazine, who will be interviewing her: “Here’s a person who is courageously fighting the religious fanatics while living in Iran and on their theological turf, since she argues that it is not Islam that is the problem. Rather, she says, the real issue is the narrow, patriarchal interpretation of the religion by some Muslim clerics. At a time when the United States (and indeed much of the world) is grappling with the essence of Islam, Ebadi’s views on the subject should be very interesting. Incidentally, she has been jailed, stripped of her judgeship, received death threats and had her lawyer license temporarily revoked by the Iranian government.”

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