4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sponsored by: African Studies Institute, Dean Rusk Center for International Law & Policy, School of Law, Willson Center for Humanities and Arts
Contact: Diane Marie Amann School of Law
“Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism," Karima Bennoune.A special Spotlight on the Arts festival presentation in the Willson Center’s Global Georgia Initiative.Karima Bennoune’s new book, "Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here," was released by W.W. Norton & Company in August 2013. The book addresses resistance to fundamentalism in Muslim majority contexts. The field research for this book took her to many countries, including Afghanistan, Egypt, Israel/Palestine, Mali, Niger and Russia.Bennoune’s publications have appeared in many leading academic journals, including the "American Journal of International Law," the "Berkeley Journal of International Law," the "Columbia Journal of Transnational Law," the "European Journal of International Law" and the "Michigan Journal of International Law." They have been widely cited, including on "Slate," in the "Nation" magazine, the "Dallas Morning News" and the "Christian Science Monitor," as well as by the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women and the UN Special Rapporteur on protecting human rights while countering terrorism. Her article, “Terror/Torture,” was designated one of the top 10 global security law review articles of 2008 by Oxford University Press.She has lectured around the world, including at Harvard Law School, NYU School of Law, UC-Berkeley School of Law, the University of Virginia School of Law and the Yale Law School in the U.S., as well as for the UN Department of Political Affairs, the University of London, the London School of Economics, the University of Oslo, the Feminist Leadership Institute in Senegal, the Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa and the Second Istanbul Conference on Democracy and Global Security. Making frequent media appearances, Bennoune has spoken on Fox TV, National Public Radio, Pacifica Radio, the Australian Broadcasting Service, CBC-Radio, HuffPost Live and “The MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour,” and has been interviewed by the "International Herald Tribune" and the "Guardian."This event is co-sponsored by the Willson Center, the School of Law, the Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy, the African Studies Institute and the Georgia Society of International Law.