Thursday, 19 January
Azadeh 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.
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 organized by Duke University Students for Justice in Palestine.