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A Conversation with Hannah Rose Thomas

Thursday, January 25, 2024, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a conversation between Hannah Rose Thomas, an artist and human rights activist, and Prince Zeid Ra’ad Al-Hussein, president and CEO of the International Peace Institute (IPI) and former United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. Their conversation will explore how healing is found in places of conflict.

This conversation comes towards the end of a weeks-long exhibition of portrait paintings by artist and human rights activist Hannah Rose Thomas featured in the new book, Tears of Gold.

Created with oil and gold leaf, the paintings depict Yezidi women who escaped ISIS captivity, Rohingya women who fled unsafe conditions in Myanmar, and Nigerian women who survived Boko Haram violence. Alongside their portraits, the book tells the women’s stories providing a testimony to their humanity and resilience in the face of adversity.

Hannah Rose Thomas

Hannah Rose Thomas’s work has been exhibited at the UK Houses of Parliament, European Parliament, Lambeth Palace, and Westminster Abbey. Three of Thomas’s paintings were chosen by HM King Charles III for an exhibition in Buckingham Palace. Thomas is currently a PhD UNESCO Art Lab for Human Rights and Dialogue scholar at the University of Glasgow.

Prince Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein

Before serving as the International Peace Institute's President and Chief Executive Officer, Zeid served as the UN’s High Commissioner for Human Rights, and as a Jordanian diplomat. He has served on the UN Security Council, was a configuration chair for the UN Peace-Building Commission, and began his career as a UN Peacekeeper in the former Yugoslavia. In 2005, authored the first comprehensive strategy for the elimination of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in UN Peacekeeping Operations while serving as an advisor to Secretary-General Kofi Annan.


Thursday, January 25, 2024
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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