Admission to this event is by invitation-only. RSVP is required. Please wear business casual attire. Dinner will be provided.
Please join us for an evening with Stanford Global Studies students and faculty from across our 15 centers and programs. Our guest speaker is Nadia Murad Basee Taha, a Yazidi survivor of human trafficking, human rights activist, and 2016 Nobel Peace Prize winner. In 2016, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) appointed her Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking.
More information about Ms. Murad:
- Nadia Murad, Yazidi Woman Who Survived ISIS Captivity, Wins Human Rights Prize (New York Times, October 2016)
- Nadia Murad Basee Taha Briefs the UN Security Council on Trafficking of Persons in Situations of Conflict (UN Web TV, 7585th meeting, December 2015)
- Nadia Murad Basee Taha Returns to Brief the UN Security Council in 7847th Meeting (United Nations YouTube Channel, December 2016)
Background resources on the Yazidi community:
News Articles and Media
- “The Yazidis, a People Who Fled” by Emma Green in The Atlantic, August 2014
- “Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple” by Michael Luongo, The Daily Beast, August 2014
- “Who, What, Why: Who Are the Yazidis?” by Diana Darke, BBC News Magazine, August 2014
- "Escaping ISIS" episode on PBS Frontline, July 2015
- "A Brief History of the Yazidis of Iraq" By Matthew Grimm in JSTOR Daily, September 2014
- "Christians, Yazidis, and Mandaeans in Iraq: a survival issue" Digest of Middle East Studies 18, no. 1 (2009): 1-16.
- "Religious Oral Tradition and Literacy among the Yezidis of Iraq" by Eszter Spät in Anthropos 103, no. 2 (2008): 393-403.
- Encyclopaedia Iranica
- Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys Into the Disappearing Religions of the Middle East by Gerard Russell, 2015 (available in the Green Library)
- The Yezidis: The History of a Community, Culture and Religion by Birgül Açikyildiz, 2014 (available on Ebrary)
- The Other Kurds: Yazidis in Colonial Iraq by Nelida Fuccaro, 1999 (available via Sal 1&2, campus shelving)