Acclaimed Pakistani physicist-activist Pervez Hoodbhoy
to lead human rights talk at SMU

Jan. 25: ‘Human Rights Crisis in South Asia: Marginalization & Persecution of Minorities’

 

January 23, 2014

Perez HoodbhoyDALLAS (SMU) — Renowned Pakistani physicist and human rights activist Pervez Hoodbhoy will be at SMU Jan. 25 for an international conference on the plight of South Asia’s religious minorities.

“Global religious hostilities are at an all-time high,” says Rick Halperin, director of SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program, co-sponsoring the event with South Asia Democracy Watch. “Dr. Hoodbhoy will join a panel of scholars, activists and journalists to discuss why discrimination and violence against minorities in South Asia is increasingly more blatant and brutal.”

Hoodbhoy, who holds a number of academic positions, is a member of the United National Nuclear Disarmament Commission and author of Islam and Science: Religious Orthodoxy and the Battle for Rationality.

  What: “Human Rights Crisis in South Asia: Marginalization & Persecution of Minorities” conference sponsored by SMU’s Embrey Human Rights Program and South Asia Democracy Watch
  When: Saturday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  Where: SMU Hughes-Trigg Student Center Forum, 3140 Dyer St., Dallas
  Cost: Free for students, faculty, and staff with SMU ID; $20 for others. Lunch is complimentary only for those who pay the registration fee. Register online at http://bit.ly/JvdxuN
  More Info: Qaisar Abbas at qaabbas@gmail.com or 906-281-7771

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