In this upcoming webinar our guests will share valuable insights on the history of looted artifacts and cultural heritage items, the increased urgency for the restitution of these items in contemporary society, as well as the scope of the challenges that affect the repatriation of arts and artifacts as an issue of property law.

Dr. Yirga Gelaw Woldeyes is a researcher and lecturer at the Centre for Human Rights Education at Curtin University Australia. Dr. Woldeyes specialty, academic and creative interests cover African traditions, Ethiopian philosophy, epistemic justice, issues of looted manuscript repatriation, and the politics of language and belonging. He is an Amharic poet and a published author.

Twitter: @YirgaGelaw.

Leila A. Amineddoleh is an intellectual property attorney. Leila is an advocate for the protection of cultural heritage who has been involved in the return of valuable stolen fine art and looted antiquities. She is the Founding Partner of Amineddoleh & Associates LLC. Her expertise and legal practice focus on art, art crime, cultural heritage, and intellectual property.

Twitter: @LAmineddoleh.