A gathering to celebrate and remember Asma Jahangir. A fierce upholder of the democratic political process and rule of law, Asma Jahangir defended the rights of women, children and religious and ethnic minorities, workers, peasants, and journalists, not just as a lawyer in Pakistan but in her capacity as a UN Special Rapporteur, most recently in Iran. She co-founded the Women’s Action Forum and Human Rights Commission of Pakistan, the Pakistan India People’s Forum for Peace and Democracy and South Asians for Human Rights.
Confirmed speakers include Amartya Sen, Martha Chen, Sugata Bose, Homi Bhabha and Raza Rumi.
Organised by Asma’s friends, activists, and admirers.
The Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard University; HKS South Asia Engagement Forum; Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia; The Harvard University Asia Center; South Asia Center Boston; Harvard Pakistan Students Group; HKS Pakistan Caucus; Coalition for a Democratic India; The Benazir Bhutto Leadership Program of ClassACT HR73
Saturday, Feb 17, 2018
4-6 pm @ Wiener Auditorium, Taubman Building, Harvard Kennedy School
Address: 79 JFK St., Cambridge, 02138 (Directions at: https://www.hks.harvard.edu/more/about-us/maps-directions)