Sarah Shields, 'Human Rights in the Modern Middle East'

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June 22, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
June 22, 2016 @ 6:30 pm
Program in the Humanities
Flyleaf Books
752 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Chapel Hill, NC 27514 United States

Sarah Shields

This lecture is presented as part of the series, “Humanities in Action Wednesdays” by the Program in the Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The speaker will be Sarah Shields, the Bowman and Gordon Gray Distinguished Term Professor of History at UNC.

No place on Earth has seen more violence and disruption in the past 20 years than the Middle East. From economic sanctions to wars, to terrorism and torture, to dictatorships and superpower interventions, human rights violations seemingly define the region’s recent history. Shields discusses cases of human rights transgressions from an historical perspective, and offers her take on the reasons for the desperate state of affairs in the Middle East.

This event will take place at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. There are no preparatory readings for these events. The cost of attendance is $18 if you register in advance, and $20 at the door.

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