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PICS Career Event. Conversation with Professor Karima Bennoune.

Karima Bennoune, Homer G., Angelo and Ann Berryhill Endowed Chair in International Law, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law. University of California, Davis, School of Law.
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
12:00-1:00 PM
Off Campus Location
Please note: This session will be held virtually ET through Zoom. This webinar is free and open to students, but registration is required. Once you've registered the joining information will be sent to your email.

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Visiting professor at the University of Michigan Law School, Karima Bennoune, will discuss her career trajectory in public international law and international human rights law and how a strong cross-cultural competency has aided her work. As a former UN Special Rapporteur and legal advisor for Amnesty International, she will offer her advice to those at the start of their careers on how they can forge their own paths.

In 2017, Professor Bennoune served as an expert in the reparations phase of the groundbreaking Al Mahdi Case before the International Criminal Court concerning intentional destruction of cultural heritage in Mali. A former Legal Advisor for Amnesty International, her field missions throughout her career have included Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cyprus, Egypt, Lebanon, Mali, Malaysia, Maldives, Niger, Pakistan, Poland, Serbia and Kosovo, Southern Thailand, Tunisia and Tuvalu. Her book, “Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories from the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism,” which recounts the stories of people of Muslim heritage working against extremism, won the 2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize. The TED talk based on the book has been viewed by over 1.5 million people. Professor Bennoune serves on the scholar advisory board for Muslims for Progressive Values.

If there is anything we can do to make this event accessible to you, please contact us at Please be aware that advance notice is necessary as some accommodations may require more time for the university to arrange.
Building: Off Campus Location
Location: Virtual
Event Type: Livestream / Virtual
Tags: Career, International
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Program in International and Comparative Studies, International Institute, Center for Middle Eastern and North African Studies