Nobel Peace Winner Visits U.S. from Iran

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirin Ebadi to Answer Your Questions Online
By David Swanson

Shirin Ebadi (Persian: شیرین عبادی – Širin Ebâdi) is an Iranian lawyer, human rights activist and founder of the Children’s Rights Support Association in Iran. On October 10, 2003, Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her significant and pioneering efforts for democracy and human rights, especially women’s and children’s rights. She is the first Iranian, the first Shia and the first Muslim woman to receive the prize. She is currently visiting the United States, and is focusing her energies on opening lines of communication and preventing war between the United States and Iran.

Here’s a chance to ask Ebadi questions about Iran and the United States that are on your mind. I’ll be interviewing her live, and she’ll be taking your questions, between 3 and 4 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 1, 2008.

Go to to listen live. You’ll find instructions there to enter a paltalk chat room where you can post questions. We will not be taking questions by telephone during this interview. Following the show, the audio file will be posted at

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