MY TEDx talk was featured on the TED website as Editor’s Choice last June, this talk at TEDxExeter is an update to that talk.TEDx Talks
I appeared on HuffPost Live to discss the Texas Attack
Fri, Apr 17 2015 - 12:00pm
Bonnie Joy Kaslan, Consul General, Turkey
Karima Bennoune, Professor of International Law, UC Davis; Author, Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here
Karaman Mamand, Kurdish Human Rights Lawyer; Educator, Researcher
Maher Kalaji, Ph.d., Jordanian
Dina Ibrahim, PhD; Educator, Media Analyst – Moderator
Additional Panelists TBA
The meteoric rise of the Islamic State has had a disastrous effect on the lives of those caught in its path. With a zone of control stretching across the border of Syria and Iraq, ISIS has brought its violence to bear on the diverse mix of peoples who had called the terror group’s newest fiefdoms home: Kurds and Yazidis, both Shia and Sunni Muslims, and Coptic Christians have all been brutalized by the terror group and its affiliates. As the region’s strongest political actors – Jordan, Egypt, and Turkey – find themselves ineluctably drawn into the conflict, their representatives must weigh the risks that forceful intervention and purposeful disengagement carry. Come take part as our insightful panel discusses the catastrophe of ISIS in both human and political terms.
Here’s a link from the Texas Book Festival to the video of our discussion of Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here
TED.com has featured my TED Talk video and posted a blog post on their site.
Click here to read the post: TED.COM, and below is the video.
MY TEDx talk was featured on the TED website as Editor’s Choice in June.TEDx Talks
I was recently on the BBC program, “Thinking Aloud.” Here’s the show description:
Laurie Taylor talks to Karima Bennoune, US Professor of Law and author of a groundbreaking book which addresses resistance to religious extremism in Muslim majority contexts. Over a 3 year period, she interviewed nearly 300 people from almost 30 countries, from Afghanistan to Mali, Egypt, Israel/Palestine, Niger and Russia.They include teachers, journalists, doctors, musicians, street vendors and women’s rights activists - some of whom have risked death. Her subjects range from the secular to the devout, yet all share a desire to challenge religion inspired violence and oppression. She’s joined by Professor Stephen Vertigans, a sociologist who has studied Islamic movements globally.
I’ll be speaking at the London School of Economics on October 23rd at 6:30pm. For more details, click here: The Centre for the Study of Human Rights at LSE
I spoke at the Commonwealth Club of California in San Francisco and C-Span broadcast the video.
Click here to watch it online: www.c-spanvideo.org
As part of their “Beyond the Headlines and Women, Peace and Security” series, I recently spoke at the International Peace Institute in New York City. Here is the video:
Aconversation on untold stories from the resistence to Muslim fundamentalism, featuring Bennoune and Nobel Laureate Wole Soyinka. Moderated by LMU professors Najwa al-Qattan and Amir Hussein.