From MFOI Lydia Nussbaum
The UNLV Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution will host Professor Alia Malek on Thursday, April 8 at noon PDT for a virtual talk as part of its “Peace in the Desert” Speakers Series. Her presentation is entitled “When Home Is Unattainable, What Replaces It?”
Professor Malek began her professional career as a civil rights lawyer but then shifted to narrative journalism. She traveled with Syrian refugees forced to flee their homes by civil war and is working on a 10-year project documenting the experience of Syrians displaced by conflict. She has also captured narratives of individuals in the U.S. needlessly swept up in “the war on terror” after 9/11.
Professor of Law
Director, Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution & Mediation Clinic
William S. Boyd School of Law
University of Nevada, Las Vegas