Nabeel Rajab is the 2011 Ion Ratiu Democracy Award winner. He is the president of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights and is one of the founders of the human rights movement in Bahrain. Mr. Rajab also has been active internationally as deputy secretary general for the International Federation for Human Rights and as the chairperson of CARAM-Asia, a regional network that addresses migration and health issues. He is also on the Board of Advisors for Human RIghts Warch and a member of an Arab media monitoring group. He is is the recipient of the Silbury Prize to "facilitate his ongoing humanitarian and human rights work." GW Professor Eliot Sorel moderated.
This event was broadcast live; students at universities around the world had the opportunity to participate.
This event was co-sponsored by the Institute for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, the Institute for Middle East Studies, and The Ion Ratiu Democracy Award at the Woodrow Wilson Center.