Webcast: Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Author and Activist for Women in Muslim Societies

April 5, 2011 at 5:02 pm Leave a comment

Today at 8:00 pm (Eastern time), author and activist Ayaan Hirsi Ali will speak at Johns Hopkins University on “Global Citizenship: Reexamining the Role of the Individual in an Evolving World.”

“Ayaan Hirsi Ali is one of the foremost advocates for the rights of women in Muslim societies. She has won praise and sparked controversy for her stances on the Prophet Muhammad, Sharia law, and the punishments given for homosexuality and adultery. Her autobiographical books Infidel and Nomad: From Islam to America: A Personal Journey Through the Clash of Civilizations have been released to worldwide acclaim. The New Yorker praised Infidel for being “a profoundly moving memoir that celebrates triumph over adversity.” In 2005, Time Magazine named her one of the 100 Most Influential Persons of the World. In 2007, Ms. Hirsi Ali founded a nonprofit organization, the AHA Foundation, which aids in the defense and protection of women’s rights against fundamentalist Islam.  She is also a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a non-partisan think tank in Washington, D.C. Ms Hirsi Ali has received several awards, including a free speech award from the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, the Swedish Liberal Party’s Democracy Prize, and the Moral Courage Award in 2006 for her commitment to conflict resolution and world citizenship.”

Watch the webcast: http://webcast.jhu.edu/mediasite/SilverlightPlayer/Default.aspx?peid=6ac48ad722de410283159b4c8f01affe

(Note: you can still watch the recorded webcast if you missed it live!)

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