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The Question of Afghanistan

Events | 2012 International Speaker Series
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Afghan human rights pioneer and Nobel Peace prize nominee Sima Samar has spent her life breaking barriers. The first Hazara woman to obtain a medical degree from Kabul University and an outspoken advocate for women’s rights, Dr. Samar was Deputy President of Afghanistan and the country’s first Minister for Women's Affairs. Ousted by religious conservatives, she now chairs the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission.