Sunday, August 30, 2009
Iranian Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi Will Deliver Keynote Address to Open Scholars at Risk, Ireland Section
Sinead O’Gorman, Deputy Director of Scholars at Risk, informs us of an event in Dublin, Ireland to launch Scholars at Risk, Ireland Section. The event will be held at Trinity College Dublin on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 at 4.30 p.m. Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Iranian human rights lawyer Dr. Shirin Ebadi will deliver a keynote address.
Scholars at Risk, Ireland Section will be a partnership between Universities Ireland, an umbrella body established by the nine universities on the island of Ireland to promote co-operation and collaboration among universities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland, and Scholars at Risk, an international network of higher education institutions committed to promoting academic freedom and to defending the human rights of scholars worldwide.
In joining Scholars at Risk, Irish universities, academic leadership and staff are sending a strong message of solidarity with scholars and universities in situations where academic freedom is restricted and research, publication, teaching and learning are repressed. Together with Scholars at Risk members around the world, they really will make a difference.
Registration for the event is now open. Click here for more information about the event and the organization.
Hat tip to Sinead O’Gorman at New York University