8 Feb-2 March 2006. This year the annual series of lectures presented by the independent charity, Oxford Amnesty Lectures (OAL), focuses on the war on terror and its implications for human rights. Speakers of international standing, including historians, lawyers, economists and political scientists analyse what lies behind terrorist acts and question the motives underlying the strategy of the War on Terror. Among the seven speakers this year are Joanna Burke, professor of history at Birkbeck College, University of London; Egyptian writer and journalist, Abdaf Souief; Jeff McMahon, professor of philosophy at Rutgers State University of New Jersey and Khaled Abou El Fadl, professor of law and distinguished fellow in Islamic law at UCLA. Held in Oxford Universitys Sheldonian Theatre, the lectures attract wide public interest and to date OAL has raised 100,000 for Amnesty International. The texts of the lectures are published as a book. Admission: season ticket 30 concessions 20, single ticket 6 concessions 4. Lectures start at 17.30 on 8, 9, 17, 23, 24 Feb & 1, 2 March.
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