Yazidi genocide survivor Nadia Murad Basee Taha. Born in a small town in north-west Iraq, Nadia was captured by ISIS and held as a slave for three months before escaping. She lost her mother and six brothers and step-brothers who were murdered by ISIS in 2014. Nadia was keynote speaker at an AIHGS co-sponsored event held at the University of Sydney on 22 August 2016 that was organised and coordinated by AIHGS Associates Nikki Marczak and Dr Panayiotis Diamadis together with the Department of Modern Greek and Byzantine Studies. In 2018, Nadia was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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