Event Date: November 3, 2009 - 4:30 pm Location: Social Science Building, 120 University pvt, Room 4004
A talk by Irene Khan, Secretary General, Amnesty International.
Co-sponsor: Amnesty International Canada; Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa.
Free. This event will be in English.
Please register online.
Irene Zubaida Khan joined Amnesty International as the organization’s seventh Secretary General in August 2001. Taking the helm in Amnesty International as the first woman, the first Asian and the first Muslim to guide the world’s largest human rights organization, she brought a new perspective to the organization. As an individual, she brought experience and enthusiasm for putting people at the heart of policy. She initiated a process of change and renewal to address the complex nature of contemporary human rights violations, and confronted the challenging developments in the wake of the attacks of 11 September.
Prior to her appointment at AI, Irene Khan worked at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in a variety of positions at Headquarters and in field operations to promote the international protection of refugees.