Sept. 26, Fatima Abo Alasrar to lecture on The Crisis in Yemen

UAB hosts Fatima Abo Alasrar from the Middle East Institute.

Yemen2Fatima Abo Alasrar, a nonresident scholar at the Middle East Institute and former senior analyst at the Arabia Foundation, will present a free lecture on The Crisis in Yemen on Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m. The event, hosted by the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Institute for Human Rights, will be held at the Abroms-Engel Institute for the Visual Arts, located at 1221 10th Ave. South.

Alasrar’s lecture, in community partnership with Alabama Interfaith Refugee Partnership, will discuss the humanitarian crisis and human rights situation in Yemen, the prospects for peace, and the political implications of the conflict for the MENA region.

“The conflict in Yemen is one of the great tragedies of our time that a lot of people don’t know about,” said Tina Kempin Reuter, Ph.D., director for UAB’s Institute for Human Rights. “It doesn’t get enough media coverage, even though it affects both the people on the ground and us in the United States and our American foreign policy in fundamental ways. I’m pleased that Fatima Abo Alasrar will be able to shed some light on this important topic and give us her assessment about trajectories for peace.”