The Honorable Shirin Ebadi (September 9, 2006)
The Building Bridges of Understanding Series hosted the Honorable Shirin Ebadi, Winner of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize, for a visiting lecture in Angelico Hall of Dominican University of California. Dr. Ebadi lectured on “Human Rights, Islam and the West” to a packed audience, who were very eager to hear about the relationship between Islam and human rights by one of the world’s leading activists.
Her lecture was part of the ongoing Building Bridges of Understanding Educational Partnership between the International Association of Sufism and the Humanities Department of Dominican University of California. Plans are underway for the development of a future Islamic Studies Partnership for lectures and exchanges of faculty, students and community leaders with other universities and countries.