POPE LECTURE SERIES | ANNUAL SPEAKERS
Fifth Annual Everett P. Pope Lecture, November 16, 2022
Homeira Qaderi, writer, activist, and educator, Speaker
Homeira Qaderi was born in Kabul, Afghanistan during Russian occupation and spent her early childhood sheltering from the Soviets. When the Taliban conquered Herat, she was prohibited from attending school. Dr. Qaderi later took refuge in Iran for seven years. Returning to Afghanistan in 2011, she began teaching as a professor at Kabul University and was active in achieving equal rights for Afghan women. During the 2021 fall of Kabul, Homeira Qaderi and her son were among the last to gain entrance through a secret gate on the north side of the airport to flee the country.Homera is the author of seven books and is currently a Radcliffe Institute Fellow.