Nobel prize recipient to speak in Indianapolis

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Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law will host a lecture by Leymah Gbowee, joint recipient of the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize, on Feb. 16.

Gbowee, founder of the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, played a key role in ending Liberia’s Second Civil War. She is executive director of the Women Peace and Security in Africa (WIPSEN-Africa) and leads a newly established reconciliation process in Liberia.

Gbowee shared the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Tawakkol Karman of Yemen.

The lecture is from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the law school’s Wynne Courtroom. Space is limited, and attendees must register in advance online at



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