List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2009-06-10

    Persian Antiquities in Peril: A Legal and Cultural Panel Discussion

    Chicago Wednesday - June 10, 2009     05:45 PM

    June 10, 2009 (Chicago): Persian Antiquities in Peril: A Legal and Cultural Panel Discussion
    Cases are pending in Federal District Court in Chicago and Boston concerning disputes between plaintiff-victims and the Islamic Republic of Iran. Depending on the outcome, priceless ancient Persian artifacts in museums in Illinois and Massachusetts may be dismantled and sold at auction.
    Please join us for a panel discussion on the legal and cultural issues related to these cases.

    Presented by:
    - Dr. Matthew Wolgang Stopler, Professor of Assyriology in the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago

    - Dr. Patty Gerstenblith, Director of the DePaul College of Law's Program in Cultural Heritage Law

    - Sue Benton, Esq., Partner, Winston & Strawn LLP and Lead Counsel for the Chicago Field Museum

    - Dr. Gil Stein, Director of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago
    Date: Wednesday, June 10, 2009
    Time: 5:45pm - 8:00pm CST
    Location: University Center, 525 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

    Tickets are free for IABA Members, $10 for non-Members, and $5 for students. Please note seating is very limited. If there is availability on the day of the event, tickets will cost $15 at the door for members and non-members and $10 for students.

    To RSVP, please visit this link to purchase tickets.

    Children & Youth In the Heart of Conflict

    Bay Area - San Francisco Wednesday - June 10, 2009     06:30 PM

    One of the most emotionally moving parts of Search for Common Ground's work is with children and youth. On one hand, young people are often the indirect and direct victims of violent conflict - left as orphans, denied education and of food and shelter. Even more disturbing, children and youth are often used as weapons of war as child soldiers and sex slaves. There are an estimated 300,000 child soldiers today.

    This presentation will tell about another side of the story: how children and youth are playing powerful and inspiring roles in transforming deadly conflict. This is where Search for Common Ground is making a difference. SFCG works with young people in 16 countries. Recognized as an international leader, SFCG helps young people step forward to transform their communities and countries.

    Felix Unogwu, our guest speaker, lived through the hardships of violent conflict only to rise as a youth leader and bridgebuilder. Born in Nigeria, Felix is SFCG’s Child and Youth Specialist. His story is one of hope and transformation, enabling him to work side-by-side with youth from a place of deep understanding. Felix holds a Master’s degree in political science from Vaxjo University in Sweden. He is also a proud father and encourages his own son to have a voice at home.
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