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Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Lecture with Betty Williams (Ireland) and Shirin Ebadi (Iran)
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Recreation Center
Soka University proudly presents a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Lecture with Betty Williams (Ireland) and Shirin Ebadi (Iran). Admission free with reservations. Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or 949.480.4081.
Betty Williams was a co-recipient with Mairead Corrigan of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1977 (the prize for 1976) as a cofounder of Community of Peace People, an organization dedicated to promoting a peaceful resolution to the troubles in Northern Ireland. She heads the Global Children's Foundation and is President of the World Centers of Compassion for Children International.
Shirin Ebadi is an Iranian lawyer, a former judge and human rights activist and founder of Centre for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran. On October 10, 2003, Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights, especially women's, children's, and refugee rights. She was the first Iranian and the first Muslim woman to receive the prize. Ebadi has lived in exile in the U.K. since June 2009 due to the persecution of Iranian citizens who are critical of the current regime.