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Human rights expert to speak on Muslim fundamentalism

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Karima Bennoune

Karima Bennoune, an international human rights expert and University of California, Davis, School of Law professor, will discuss Muslim fundamentalism Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. at the Chapel. Open free to the public, the event is part of UGA’s Spotlight on the Arts festival.

Bennoune’s talk will be based on her recently published book Your Fatwa Does Not Apply Here: Untold Stories From the Fight Against Muslim Fundamentalism. The book addresses resistance to fundamentalism through accounts of interviews of more than 280 people of Muslim heritage, many of whom have channeled their resistance through various forms of artistic expression. Bennoune conducted the interviews in Algeria, where she was born, and many other countries throughout the world.

This event is presented as part of the Jane and Harry Willson Center for Humanities and Arts’ Global Georgia Initiative. It is co-sponsored by the School of Law’s Dean Rusk Center, the Institute for African Studies and the law school’s Georgia Society for International and Comparative Law.