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Baltimore Secular Humanists Special Meeting

Special Meeting:  Ayaan Hirsi Ali, hosted by Johns Hopkins University Foreign Affairs  

Time: Tuesday, April 5, 8:00PM
Location: JHU Campus, Mudd Hall 26
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is a well-known atheist and critic of Islam. She is one of the foremost advocates
for the rights of women in Muslim societies. She has won praise and sparked controversy for her
stances on the Prophet Muhammad, Sharia law, and the punishments given for homosexuality and
adultery. Her autobiographical books Infidel and Nomad: From Islam to America have been
released to worldwide acclaim. The New Yorker praised Infidel for being “a profoundly moving
memoir that celebrates triumph over adversity.” In 2005, Time Magazine named her one of the
100 Most Influential Persons of the World. In 2007, Ms. Hirsi Ali founded a nonprofit organization,
the AHA Foundation, which aids in the defense and protection of women’s rights against
fundamentalist Islam. She is also a fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative,
non-partisan think tank in Washington, D.C. She has received several awards, including a free
speech award from the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, the Swedish Liberal Party’s Democracy
Prize, and the Moral Courage Award in 2006 for her commitment to conflict resolution and world

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  • Roy A.

    THanks for posting this Bill. I enjoyed the talk

    April 6, 2011

  • Bill C.

    You should get there early, because the room might fill up. Also, if you want to ask a question, be ready to line up at the mike before she finishes speaking. According to her book, Muslim students often try to hog the mike by lining up early to monopolize the Q&A time.

    March 31, 2011

  • Emil V.

    No fee, no reservation. The Hopkins Foreign Affairs Symposium is free and open to the public. Check this link and read to the bottom: . Parking has a fee.

    March 29, 2011

  • Kevin I. S.

    Is there a fee, do I have to reserve a seat? My wife and I don't want to miss this!

    March 29, 2011

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