14 November, Asheville: Child Detention in Palestine with Azadeh Shahshahani

Monday, 14 November
12:00 pm
UNC Asheville
Sherill Center
Mission Health Mountain View Room
Asheville, North Carolina

Conferencia de liderazgoAzadeh Shahshahani, legal and advocacy director for Project South, will present a discussion of detention of Palestinian children by Israeli security forces, in a free public talk at noon on Monday, Nov. 14 in UNC Asheville’s Sherrill Center, in the Mission Health Mountain View Room.

Shahshahani formerly served as national security/immigrants’ rights project director with the ACLU of Georgia, and she is a past president of the National Lawyers Guild (NLG). Through the NLG, she participated in international delegations, including a delegation focused on the situation of Palestinian political prisoners. Shahshahani also serves as chair of Georgia Detention Watch, co-chair of the U.S. Human Rights Network Working Group on National Security, and on the Advisory Council of the American Association of Jurists.

Shahshahani has a master’s degree in modern Middle Eastern and North African studies from the University of Michigan, and earned a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School where she was articles editor for the Michigan Journal of International Law.

This event is co-sponsored by UNC Asheville’s Belk Distinguished Professorship in the Humanities, and by Just Peace for Israel/Palestine of Western North Carolina. For more information contact Belk Distinguished Professor Mark Gibney, mgibney@unca.edu or 828.250.3870.