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Amna Guellali : our First Fellow from Tunisia in new Citizen Journalists program

November 14th, 2016 | Posted by in Uncategorized

We are delighted to welcome our colleague to campus, and to work with her during these challenging times in Tunisia, as Stateside.  She joins us as the first Fellow in the new program, “On the Digital & Documentary Frontline: Citizen Journalists in the Middle East, North Africa Region,” co-sponsored with  the Middle East Studies Center, the Islamic Studies Center, and launched with the Franklin Humanities Institute and Office  of the Vice President of Public Affairs and Government Relations Office.  Her visit is also funded by French Cultural Services.

 After 10 years working in international law, for the Red Cross in the Maghreb, and for the International Criminal Court in the Hague, Amna Guellali  returned home to Tunis, committed to participating in the democratic movements of building a new Republic. She is director of the bureau of Human Rights Watch, the NGO’s base in Tunisia and Algeria.

 In addition to working with our students in the French seminar, “History of Free Speech: France, the Francophone world, USA”,  she will be participating in several lunchtime events  — on social movements, journalism, and ongoing political and legal debates in Tunisia.

Friday, the 11th, 12-1:30  at the Smith Warehouse, with the Human Rights Center and The Africa Initiative;

Tues. the 15th, 12-1:30 at the Rubenstein Library 153, with our co-sponsor the Middle East Studies Center;

Wed. the 16th,  12:30, with the Law School, room 4045.

]Please join us for these stimulating discussionsamnaguellali

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