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Nobel Prize Winner From Yemen Coming To Michigan

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkul Karman from Yemen. (Getty Images)

Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkul Karman from Yemen. (Getty Images)

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ANN ARBOR (AP) - University of Michigan says 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner Tawakkul Karman of Yemen plans to speak on the Ann Arbor campus about the role of women in protests sweeping the Arab world.

University spokesman William Foreman told The Associated Press Saturday that Karman is scheduled to talk Nov. 14 at Rackham Auditorium. She also plans to speak earlier in the day in Dearborn, considered the capital of Arab-America.

The Ann Arbor speech is open to the public and expected to be followed by a question-and-answer session.

The 32-year-old Karman has been an activist for human rights in Yemen for years. She is the first Arab woman to win the prize.

She was honored last month along with Liberian President Ellen Sirleaf Johnson and Liberian peace activist Leymah Gbowee.

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