Asma Jahangir – A Memorial (Complete)

NEW YORK, September 30, 2018

The Asma Jahangir Foundation, Asia Society, and Open Society Foundations celebrate the life and work of Pakistani rights advocate and lawyer Asma Jahangir in this special event highlighting her many contributions to the United Nations. Human rights activists, journalists, filmmakers, and scholars paid tribute to Jahangir’s legacy and watched a screening of a short film about her life.

Speakers include Open Society Foundations founder George Soros, International Crisis Group’s Samina Ahmed, NYU Law School professor and UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston, journalists Steve Coll, Lyse Doucet, and Ahmed Rashid; Jahangir’s daughter and filmmaker Munizae Jahangir, Tufts professor and South Asia scholar Ayesha Jalal, and AGHS Legal Aid Cell co-founder Hina Jilani. (1 hr., 22 min.)