How the West Can Support Human Rights in Other Parts of the World

2011 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture Series Afghan physician Sima Samar (born 1957) has been internationally recognized for her human rights activism, especially on behalf of Afghan women, when she was appointed one of five deputy prime ministers in Afghanistan’s new government in December of 2001. The appointment as women’s affairs minister was


Cute Cats and the Arab Spring

2011 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture Series The Laurier Institution was proud to present 2011 Vancouver Human Rights Lecture, in partnership with Yahoo!, UBC Continuing Studies and CBC. We were happy to welcome Ethan Zuckerman whose lecture was titled “Cute Cats and the Arab Spring: when social media meet social change”. THE THEME