Nobel Peace Laureate Shirin Ebadi to Host FSU's Third Annual PeaceJam Southeast

By: FSU Sports Communications
By: FSU Sports Communications

Tallahassee, FL - Lawyer, human rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize recipient Shirin Ebadi will visit Florida State University during the weekend of April 1-3 as part of PeaceJam Southeast , a program of the FSU Center for Leadership and Civic Education .

Not only is Ebadi the first female Iranian to win the Nobel Peace Prize, she was also the first woman to become a judge in Iran. After a new, radically conservative regime came to power during the Iranian revolution of 1979, Ebadi was stripped of her judgeship and forced to work as a clerk at the very courthouse she once presided over. It was then that she decided to take a stand for herself and for all the women in Iran. Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003.

For more on Ebadi's visit and PeaceJam Southeast, click here .

Contact Rody Thompson, the director of PeaceJam Southeast, at (850) 645-8782 or, or colleague Jaime Bayo at (850) 645-1516 or, if you need additional information.

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