Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney is scheduled to visit Austin, Texas, and speak at The Texas Conference for Women at the Austin Convention Center on Nov. 15. Earlier in the year, the British-Lebanese lawyer visited the United Arab Emirates and spoke at the fifth edition of the annual International Government Communication Forum in Sharjah on March 20. She also participated in the India Today Conclave in New Delhi the same month.
The 38-year-old Amal is also a visiting professor at Columbia Law School, where she teaches human rights. The lawyer, who practices at Doughty Street Chambers in London and is married to Hollywood actor George Clooney, has made a name for herself handling some well-known cases.
Amal currently represents a female journalist who was detained in Azerbaijan after exposing corruption by the country’s rulers. Previously, she handled the case of former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed, the country's first democratically elected president who came to power in 2008. He was sentenced to 13 years in prison in March 2012 under a tough anti-terror law. Amal reportedly received death threats recently pertaining to the case.
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“The Texas Conference for Women, an educational and networking event for women, provides a platform for women by providing them with the community and connection, the information and inspiration, the motivation and momentum to help them discover what they want,” the conference's website said. The event features nationally recognized speakers who share their wisdom and expertise on a wide range of personal and professional development topics.
Another keynote speaker at the 17th Texas Conference for Women will be Linda Cliatt-Wayman, the principal of Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia. There is also Nina Tassler, an American television executive and author, who was president and chairman of CBS Entertainment from 2004 to 2015.
The Conference will also feature Breakout Session Speakers, Social Media Roundtable and Small Business Roundtable.