BALTIMORE (WJZ) — The third Hanway Lecture in Global Studies at Loyola University Maryland will welcome Tawakkol Karman to the campus on Tuesday, April 7 at 7 p.m. in McGuire Hall.
“With her inspiring courage, tenacious spirit, and ability to bring voice – and action – to the difficult position of Muslim women in our world, Tawakkol Karman can give our students deep insight into the human rights movement and the role we can each play in improving our world,” said Rev. Brian F. Linnane, S.J., and president of Loyola.
According to Loyola, Karman was the youngest woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize at 32 years old and the first Yemeni, first Arab woman and second Muslim woman. Loyola also says Karman co-founded the Women Journalists Without Chains organization in 2005 and serves on numerous boards regarding human rights movements. She has been recognized around the world in her peaceful protests she led in 2007 and was put in prison for her pro-equality activism in Yemen.
The Hanway Lecture in Global Studies has welcomed former prime minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Tony Blair, as well as Colin Powell, U.S. Secretary of State under President George Bush. The lecture series was made possible by a donation to Global Studies by Ed Hanway ’74 and his wife, Ellen .
The event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. For more information visit loyola.edu/hanwaylecture.