Lecture by Nobel Prize Laureate rescheduled

Author: Joan Fallon

Shirin Ebadi

A lecture at the University of Notre Dame by Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian lawyer, human rights activist and the recipient of the 2003 Nobel Peace Prize, has been rescheduled. The event, originally planned for April 21, now will take place at 12:30 p.m. on April 23 (Thursday) in Notre Dame’s DeBartolo Performing Arts Center.

Ticket holders must exchange their tickets. Please call the ticket office at 574-631-2800 as soon as possible to obtain new tickets.

The talk, titled “Human Rights in the Islamic World,” is the 15th Annual Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., Lecture in Ethics and Public Policy, sponsored by Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

The first Iranian, and the first Muslim woman, to win the Nobel Peace Prize, Ebadi has been recognized for her work defending women’s and children’s rights in Iran and for advocating an interpretation of Islam that is compatible with democracy and human rights.

The annual Hesburgh Lecture was established by Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies in honor of Rev. Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C., president emeritus of Notre Dame.

_Contact: Joan Fallon, Kroc Institute, 574-631-8819, jfallon2@nd.edu_