One of the world’s foremost scholars on women’s rights will speak on the role of women’s rights in Islam at an event on the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) campus this Thursday, March 6.
Azizah al-Hibri, professor emerita of law at the University of Richmond and founding editor of Hypatia: a Journal of Feminist Philosophy, will speak at the Thompson Alumni Center, 6705 Dodge St., Thursday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
The event, which is open to the public, is titled “Women’s Rights in Islam: The Quranic Perspective,” and will focus on how the Quran impacts women’s rights in the Islamic world.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the UNO Islamic Studies Program; Women’s Resource Center; and Women’s and Gender Studies program.
“To have a scholar of this magnitude to come to Omaha is a great opportunity,” says Ramazan Kilinc, assistant professor of political science at UNO. “The topic of women’s role in Islam has been such an important worldwide topic in the past decade and Dr. Al-Hibri is the foremost expert on the issue.”
Al-Hibri served as faculty at Richmond University from 1992 until her retirement in 2012. In 2011, she was appointed by President Obama to serve as a commissioner on the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom and was a Fulbright scholar in 2001.
For more information on Azizah al-Hibri’s speaking event, contact Charley Reed, UNO media relations coordinator, at email@example.com or by phone at 402.554.2129.
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