Colloquium on human rights, social justice

For immediate release: March 11, 2010

BLOOMSBURG — Isis Nusair, assistant professor of women’s studies at Denison University, will present “Permanent Transits: Iraqi Refugees in Jordan” Wednesday, March 17, at 6 p.m. in Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania’s McCormick Center, room 2303. The speech, sponsored by BU’s Institute of Human Rights and Social Justice, is open free to the public free.

Nusair teaches courses on transnational feminism in the Middle East and North Africa, as well as gender, war and conflict. Her current research focuses on the impact of war and displacement on Iraqi women refugees in Jordan. Nusair previously was a researcher on women’s human rights in the Middle East and North Africa at Human Rights Watch and the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network.

BU’s Institute of Human Rights and Social Justice addresses human rights issues and challenges. The institute promotes awareness of human rights violations while encouraging the call for international social justice.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 9,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Education, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.