The 2010 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to scholar and activist Liu Xiaobo of China. Liu is a prominent government critic who has repeatedly called for human rights protections, political accountability and democratization in China. He co-authored “Charter 08,” a proposal for political and legal reform in China. He is serving an 11-year prison sentence for “inciting subversion of state power”.
Let’s celebrate the Nobel announcement and learn about Liu Xiaobo’s struggle, hopes and dreams for China. A video compilation of interviews of Liu will be presented. This will be followed with an analysis by Portland State University Political Science Professor Bruce Gilley, who recently testified at a hearing titled, “Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo and the Future of Political Reform in China” before the US Congressional-Executive Commission on China. The program will conclude with a call for action by Amnesty International Group 48.
Date: Thursday, November 18, 2010
Location: Browsing Lounge (Rm 238), Smith Memorial Student Union,
Portland State University
Address: 1825 SW Broadway, Portland (Google Map)