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Koley Jessen Partners With Local Entrepreneurs
Koley Jessen, P.C. has entered into a partnership agreement with EO Nebraska, the local chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.
The attorneys at Koley Jessen represent a diverse clientele throughout the Midwest, the United States and the world on a wide variety of legal matters. Their clients are individuals and businesses, ranging from start-up companies to mature public companies and from service companies to manufacturers.
EO Nebraska said Koley Jessen is committed to helping local entrepreneurs learn and grow. EO Nebraska members will have the ability to gain a trusted resource to assist in the growth of their local businesses. As with all partners of EO Nebraska, Koley Jessen will have access to some of the most influential entrepreneurs in the region.
The Entrepreneurs’ Organization – for entrepreneurs only – is a global network of more than 7,500 business owners in 38 countries. Founded in 1987 by a group of young entrepreneurs, EO is the catalyst that enables entrepreneurs to learn and grow from each other, leading to greater business success and an enriched personal life. Membership in EO Nebraska is by invitation only; the 77 members collectively employ more than 5,700 people and have combined annual revenues above $904 million. For more information on EO, visit www.eonebraska.com.
Nobelist Ebadi to Spotlight
Religious Freedom, Tolerance
Human rights activist Shirin Ebadi will present “True Islam: Human Rights, Faith and Women” on Feburary 26 at 7 p.m. at the Lied Center for Performing Arts, 301 N. 12th St, Lincoln.
Ebadi is the first Iranian and Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. She will close out this season’s E.N. Thompson Forum on World Issues at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a discussion focusing on tolerance, perseverance and belief in human rights for all.
Ebadi will tie the efforts she has made on behalf of women and religious minorities to the world of religious freedom, all while focusing on the importance of human rights throughout. She’ll also share easy tools anyone can use to make a difference. Ebadi argues for an interpretation of Islamic law that is in harmony with vital human rights such as democracy, equality before the law, religious freedom and freedom of speech.
Her talk is this season’s Lewis E. Harris Lecture on Public Policy. The Glaxo SmithKline Corp. endowed this annual lecture to honor its former chairman, the late Lewis E. Harris, who also founded Lincoln’s Harris Laboratories (now Celerion), one of the world’s leading independent scientific testing and research laboratories. The lecture’s purpose is to examine major public policy issues and to provide an opportunity for interaction between students and the business and academic communities in Nebraska.
While free to attend, the lecture does require a ticket. To reserve free tickets, call the Lied Center at 402-472-4747 or 800-432-3231. Tickets may also be picked up in person or ordered by downloading a form from the forum’s website, http://enthompson.unl.edu. All tickets are for general admission seating.
Ebadi earned a law degree from the University of Tehran. From 1975-79 she served as president of the city court of Tehran. After the revolution in 1979 she was forced to resign. Previously a professor at the University of Tehran, she now works as a lawyer. She has been involved in many controversial political cases and as a result, has been imprisoned on several occasions.
She was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 – an honor that recognized her significant and pioneering efforts in democracy and human rights, especially for the rights of women, children and refugees. Ebadi’s lecture will be available live online at www.unl.edu as well as on Lincoln TimeWarner Cable Channel 21, UNL campus Channel 8 and UNL’s KRNU radio (90.3 FM). Sign language interpreters will be available for the deaf and hard of hearing.