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Amal Clooney to be keynote speaker at PENN2018 in October

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AMAL CLOONEY is a British human rights lawyer practicing at Doughty Street Chambers in London, where she specializes in international law and human rights. She is also a Visiting Professor at Columbia Law School, where she teaches human rights. Her clients have ranged from political prisoners and ousted Heads of State, to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the Republic of Armenia. She has appeared before the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights and various courts in the United Kingdom and the United States. The Oxford-educated lawyer is a frequent adviser to governments on international law and has held a number of posts within the United Nations, including senior adviser to Kofi Annan when he served as the UN Envoy on Syria. While in The Hague she worked on the genocide trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. Since then she has challenged the detention of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymonshenko at the European Court of Human Rights. She has advised the Greek government on the return of the Parthenon Marbles, represented the Chagossians on their legal fight to return to their islands, and acted as counsel to the Armenian government in a case on the Armenian genocide. 
She has recently represented three political prisoners: Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who was convicted in the “Al Jazeera trial” in Egypt; former President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed, who was imprisoned on false terrorism charges; and award-winning Azerbaijani journalist “Khadija,” who was arrested in Baku after reporting on corruption by the Azerbaijani President. All have now been released from detention. She is currently counsel to Nadia Murad and other Yazidi women who have been sexually enslaved by ISIS in Iraq and Syria, working to secure accountability for the genocide committed by ISIS in national and international courts. Clooney is on the UK government’s list of experts on international law and on the government’s panel to prevent sexual violence in conflict. She has also been named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, and serves on the Forum’s Global Council on Human Rights. In 2016, she co-founded the Clooney Foundation for Justice with her husband. One of their first projects — aiming to educate thousands of refugee children in Lebanon –was showcased at the 2016 United Nations summit on the refugee crisis.


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Amal Clooney to headline Pa. Conference for Women on Oct. 12, 2018
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Amal Clooney, international lawyer and wife of actor George Clooney, will headline the Pa. Conference for Women in Philadelphia on Friday, Oct. 12, 2018.

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by Erin Arvedlund, Inquirer Staff Writer  @erinarvedlund |  EArvedlund@phillynews.com

International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will be a keynote speaker at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women on Friday, October 12, 2018, at the Convention Center in Center City.

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Married to actor George Clooney, Amal Clooney specializes in international law and human rights and is also a visiting professor at Columbia Law School. Her clients have ranged from political prisoners and ousted heads of state to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the Republic of Armenia.

The Oxford-educated lawyer is a frequent adviser to governments on international law and has held a number of posts within the United Nations, including senior adviser to the UN Envoy on Syria. While in the Hague, she worked on the genocide trial of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic, among other cases. She is currently counsel to Nadia Murad and other Yazidi women who have been sexually enslaved by ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Clooney has also been named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum. In 2016, she cofounded the Clooney Foundation for Justice.
“We are thrilled to feature Amal Clooney, an extraordinary woman who is an incredible example of courage and compassion,” said Leslie Stiles, board president of the Pennsylvania Conference for Women in a news release.
Joining Clooney at the 2018 conference is outspoken Muslim comedienne Maysoon Zayid, cofounder of the New York Arab American Comedy Festival and The Muslim Funny Fest. The Arizona State University graduate was a full-time on air contributor to Countdown with Keith Olbermann, and recently appeared on Oprah Winfrey Networks, 60 Minutes, and ABC News.

Among the other speakers at the conference will be Nisa Amoils, a venture capitalist at Scout Ventures; Carol Fulp, president and CEO of The Partnership, Inc.; Dani Rylan, founder and commissioner of the National Women’s Hockey League; and Claire Wasserman, career coach and founder of Ladies Get Paid.
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