The 26th Annual Daniel S. Sanders Peace and Social Justice Lecture

A Distant Hope: Struggle for Social Justice in Yemen

Guest Lecturer: Yasin Al-Qubati

April 19, 2017
4:00 p.m.

I-Hotel and Conference Center
Alma Mater Room
1900 S. First Street
Champaign, IL

Yasin Al-Qubati, an Assistant Professor of Dermatology and General Secretary of the Yemen Society of Leprosy and Tuberculosis Elimination, has treated many of the people in his country, but changing times presented him with a new role as a voice for the pursuit of social justice in his complex and troubled country. Dr. Al-Qubati is now President of the Yemen Center for Transitional Justice and Head of the War Victims Relief Unit. He will discuss his experiences and the damage and human tragedies he has witnessed firsthand. A panel discussion and reception will follow his talk. This program is free and open to the public.


  • Sayed Kashua
    Author and Journalist, Clinical Professor, Program of Jewish Culture and Society, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Valerie Hoffmann
    ProfessorĀ and Head of Religious Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Lesley Wexler
    Professor, College of Law, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign