Nobel Laureate Visits IUPUI

Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee speaking to a group of people.

Leymah Gbowee, one of three women to receive the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to end Liberia’s second civil war, discussed peace and women’s rights in West Africa during an appearance in February at the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law on the IUPUI campus.

Gbowee is the founder of the Liberian Mass Action for Peace, which helped end Liberia’s second civil war. She shared the 2011 Peace Prize with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and with Tawakul Karman of Yemen.