Northwestern students hear from human rights advocate, New York Times best seller

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Northwestern students hear from human rights advocate, New York Times best seller

November 17, 2011

 Masonic Institute Road Trip
Two Northwestern Oklahoma State University students recently attended the Ray and Mary Giles Symposium on Citizenship and Public Service at USAO.  (From left) Harold Henson, Danielle Hubble and Dr. Aaron Mason listened to human rights advocate Ayaan Hirsi Ali.  (Photo provided by Dr. Eric Schmaltz.)

In connection with the Leviathan Society of the Northwestern Oklahoma State University Social Sciences Department and NWOSU-Masonic Institute for Citizenship Studies, students Harold Henson, Alva sophomore, and Danielle Hubble, Fairview senior, traveled to the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma to attend a talk by Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a human rights advocate and New York Times bestselling author.

Dr. Aaron Mason, associate professor of political science, and Dr. Eric Schmaltz, associate professor of history, took the students to the fourth annual Ray and Mary Giles Symposium on Citizenship and Public Service at USAO in October. Ali delivered the keynote address during the symposium.

Ali, a Somali native who later sought asylum in the Netherlands and today lives in the United States, promotes women’s rights in the Islamic world.

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