Nobel Prize Recipient/Women's Rights Activist Speaks at Law School
A Nobel Peace Prize recipient discussed peace and women’s rights in West Africa during a guest lecture this week at IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.
Leymah Gbowee, 2011 co-recipient of the Nobel Prize, spoke on“Women, Peace and Reconciliation in West Africa” on February 16, 2012, in the Wynne Courtroom of Inlow Hall.
She spoke before a capacity crowd in the courtroom and was welcomed by Professor Karen Bravo, IU McKinney School of Law; Dean Marion E. Broome, IU School of Nursing; Professor George E. Edwards, IU McKinney School of Law; Kathleen S. Grove, Director of IUPUI Office of Women; and Kenneth B. Durgans, Assistant Chancellor for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.
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Gbowee, founder of the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, along with Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Yemeni activist Tawakkol Karman, were the joint recipients of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize.
The documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell chronicles Gbowee’s leading role in ending Liberia’s Second Civil War. The peace activist, who is based in Accra, Ghana, is the executive director of the NGO Women Peace and Security in Africa (WIPSEN-Africa), and heads the newly established reconciliation process in her native Liberia.
Pictured: Professor Karen E. Bravo, IU McKinney School of Law, Laymah Gbowee, Dean Broome, IU School of Nursing