Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad is set to speak as a Crown Lecturer at Duke University on October 29.
As a member of the ethno-religious Yazidi community from Northern Iraq, she has been lauded for her work to end genocide and sexual violence, especially as a means of war. The Yazidi community has faced historic persecution and violence that has intensified in recent years. Her own experience of violence at the hands of ISIS has fueled her work to start a nonprofit, Nadia’s Initiative, as a platform to advocate for women’s and minorities’ rights, especially in emergency and crisis settings.
This event coincides with Advance Access & Delivery’s newly established project with researchers at UNC and Garmian University to understand mental health needs and maternal and child health challenges among the Yazidi in Iraq. This consortium hopes that this event will foster growing attention and action to address this urgent humanitarian crisis. AA&D, in its partnership with Duke, started the push to bring Nobel Laureate Murad to the Triangle.
She will give the 2018 Crown Lecture in Ethics at Penn Pavilion from 5:30-7:00pm on Monday, October 29, followed by a reception and book signing. More event details can be found here.