Nobel Laureate Shirin Ebadi, spoke yesterday at the University of Idaho Pitman Center on tolerance, against the war in the Middle East and women’s rights through an international perspective.
She is an Iranian human rights activist and attorney who speaks out against hate and oppression. She rose to fame after the Iranian revolution in 1979 and is the first Iranian ever to receive a Nobel prize.
Ebadi was a keynote speaker for the Borah Symposium, which was created for students and the community to understand war and conditions for lasting peace. She walked up to the stage and gave her keynote address, with the aid of a translator.
She thanked the people who had brought her to UI and spoke on environmental issues and how they relate to current events.