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The Debate over Religious Freedom and Female Genital Mutilation

May 2 @ 6:00 pm 8:00 pm

Maryum Saifee, career diplomat and fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, will be in conversation with Faraz Sanei of Cardozo Law School about the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), legal implications and activism around the issue.

There have been several recent court cases involving FGM. A typical defense argument is that the practice of FGM is protected under religious freedom. The purpose of the discussion will be to gain a better understanding of FGM in the United States, how religious freedom relates to FGM, and transnational advocacy efforts to end the practice.

This is part of BGIA’s James Chace Lecture series. For More details, visit the event Facebook Page

Bard Globalization and International Affairs Program (BGIA)

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New York, New York 10018 United States
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