Emily Dyer

POSTPONED: Freedom Project Lecture

Honor Killings in the UK: Illiberal Practices in a Liberal Society

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 - 6:00pm
Knapp Atrium in Pendleton East

Please note that this event, originally scheduled for March 3, has been postponed to March 18. We regret any inconvenience, but look forward to seeing you on the 18th.

Speaker Emily Dyer is a Research Fellow at The Henry Jackson Society in London. Her research focuses on women’s rights, female genital mutilation, Islamic feminism, Islamism and terrorism. Her most recent report, ‘Honour’ Killings in the UK, was launched in January alongside the announcement of Britain’s first national day of memory for victims of ‘honour’ killings. She is the author of Marginalizing Egyptian Women, based on field research in Cairo interviewing leading members of the Muslim Brotherhood and Egypt’s women’s rights movement. Her previous reports include Al-Qaeda in the United States: A Complete Analysis of Terrorism Offenses and Terror in the Sinai. She has presented her research in the British Parliament, the White House, the Parliament of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the National Counterterrorism Center, and has written about women’s rights and human rights issues for publications including Foreign Affairs, The Observer, The Telegraph, The Huffington Post, City AM, Prospect Magazine, The Atlantic, World Affairs, CTC Sentinel and Standpoint magazine.