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Law Professor to Host Yemeni Women's Rights Advocates, Journalists


October 10, 2011

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Professor George E. Edwards and the Program in International Human Rights Law will be hosting five women’s rights advocates and journalists from Yemen on Tuesday (Oct. 11, 2011) at Indiana University School of Law—Indianapolis.

Professor Edwards will discuss “International Human Rights Law Education, Research, and Advocacy for Women’s Right to Freedom of Expression and Political Participation” with the delegates. Professor Edwards tackled the role of international education in promoting international human rights law in his recently published book entitled LL.M. Roadmap: An International Student’s Guide to U.S. Law School Programs.

The visitors include Ms. Thuraya Ameen Qasem Dammag, project manager, International Federation of Journalists in Yemeni Syndicates; Ms. Arwa Ibrahim Mohammed Al Shawafi, executive assistant and financial assistant, Academic for Education Development (AED); Ms. Altaf Shaher Ali Mohammed Al Yousefi, coordinator, Civic Democratic Initiative Support Foundation; Ms. Samia Abdulrahman Abdulaziz Saif, journalist, al Thori Newspaper; and Maha Naji Yahya Salah, author and human rights activist.

Simultaneous interpreters Mr. Abdulhalim Rijaal and Ms. Hala Salman will accompany the visitors.

The U.S. Department of State is sponsoring the Yemeni women’s visit under its International Visitor Leadership project on “Young Leaders: The U.S. Political Process.” Maryvonne Kerzabi, director of the International Visitor Programs of The International Center coordinates the visit.

The discussion will be held at the Faculty Lounge, Room 351, Indiana University School of Law—Indianapolis, 530 W. New York St. IUPUI faculty, students, staff and the general public members of the public are welcome to attend.

RSVP's should go to: Boyet Caparas at