Hauwa Ibrahim

Hauwa Ibrahim

International Women’s Day Panel and Reception with Hauwa Ibrahim

Mar 5, 2020, 5:30–7:30 PM
Alumnae Hall Ballroom
Free and open to the public

A panel discussion and dinner reception in celebration of International Women’s Day at Wellesley College. Guest speaker Hauwa Ibrahim and a panel of current Wellesley students will share their lived experiences as international women and speak upon the themes of empowerment, inclusivity and community, and how to make a difference in this globally-connected world.

Hauwa Ibrahim is an international human rights and Sharia law attorney with over 20 years of experience representing women and children condemned to death in Sharia courts. In 2005, she received the European Parliament Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought. Ibrahim has been a visiting professor at Harvard University Divinity School, a world fellow at Yale University, a Radcliffe fellow, and a fellow at both the Human Rights Program and the Islamic Legal Studies Program at Harvard University, and senior fellow at the Majlis El-Hassan in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. She is a visiting professor at the University of Rome, Italy, president of the Peace Institute, and author of the bestselling book Practicing Shariah Law: Seven Strategies for Achieving Justice in Shariah Courts. In 2018, she joined the Wellesley Centers for Women as a visiting scholar. Her multidisciplinary, collaborative work investigates the root causes of terrorism, the radicalization of youth, and builds bridges of cooperation between religious and non-religious communities.

Dinner will be served. Please RSVP.

Co-sponsored by the Slater International Center, the Albright Institute, and the Wellesley Centers for Women.