Events Archive

February 16, 2012
IUPUI Guest Speaker
Women, Peace, and Reconciliation in West Africa

Speaker: Leymah Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, peace activist, and author
Time: 2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
Contact: Ian McIntosh at 317-274-3776 or imcintos@iupui.edu

Leymay Gbowee, Nobel Peace Prize laureateWatch Live Web Stream starting at 2:30 p.m. on February 16, 2012

IUPUI is honored to host a talk by Nobel Peace Prize laureate, peace activist, and author Leymah Gbowee.

Peace and women's rights activist Leymah Gbowee was a joint recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, along with Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and Tawakkul Karman of Yemen. Ms. Gbowee, founder of the Liberian Mass Action for Peace played a leading role in ending Liberia's Second Civil War, as documented in the acclaimed documentary Pray the Devil Back to Hell. Ms. Gbowee, 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.

Event Sponsors:

  • Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
  • Program on International Human Rights
  • IUPUI Office of Student Involvement
  • IUPUI Campus Center
  • IUPUI Housing and Residence Life
  • IUPUI Office of the vice Chancellor for Student Life
  • IUPUI Office of International Affairs
  • IUPUI Office of Diversitiy Equity and Inclusion
  • IUPUI Office of Women
  • University College
  • IUPUI Department of Anthropology
  • IUPUI UITS (University Information Technology Services)
  • Committee for African and African American Studies
  • African Student Association
  • Center for Victim and Human Rights

UPDATE: No more seats are available in the courtroom. On February 16, a link will be available to view the lecture live over the internet. In addition, there will be limited overflow seating for video viewing in the Conour Atrium on a first come, first served basis.

PARKING:

Parking is available for a nominal fee at the campus Gateway Garage, located on the corner of Michigan and California Streets. (Address is 525 Blackford Street). Parking is also available for a nominal fee at the Natatorium Garage two blocks west of the law school.