This year’s Darwin Week will be held February 13th-16th of 2017. We are so excited to host our fantastic speakers and enjoy their company and knowledge with the UNI community!


Today our keynote spotlight will feature Hiba Krisht who comes to us from Columbus, Ohio. She will be holding a lecture entitled “Veils, Virginity, and (In)visibility: On Being a Woman in Hezbollah Culture.” She will share her first person account of the realities of being an ex-Muslim woman from Hezbollah Lebanon. Come see her at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, February 14, 2017 in the University Room in the basement of Maucker Union.


Hiba Krisht is a writer, editor and translator who comes from Beirut, Lebanon. She has written for The Kenyon Review, Blackbird, Hayden’s Ferry Review, Mizza, and other journals. She has received many awards for her writing such as the 2016 Rebecca Mitchell Tarumoto Short Fiction Prize from Virginia Commonwealth University, the 2013 JoAnn Athanas Memorial Award in literature from the National Society of Arts and Letters, and the 2012 Jane Foulkes Malone Fellowship from Indiana University. She has worked from many years as a volunteer activist with The Ex-Muslims of North America. She is a seasoned speaker who speaks about Islam, the Middle East and women’s rights.


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