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Auditorium, 1st Floor, Rackham Building

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915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States

November 2019

2019 Wallenberg Lecture: An Evening with Safa Al Ahmad

Tuesday, November 19, 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm EST
Auditorium, 1st Floor, Rackham Building, 915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109 United States
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Safa Al Ahmad, a Saudi Arabian journalist and documentary filmmaker, will receive the 2019 Wallenberg Medal from the University of Michigan. She has produced documentaries for the BBC and PBS about uprisings in the Middle East, particularly in Saudi Arabia and Yemen. Her 2014 BBC documentary, Saudi’s Secret Uprising, brought attention to government suppression of unreported popular demonstrations in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province. At great personal risk, she has been one of the few journalists to report from the ground…

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