Earlier this month, Nadia Murad was awarded the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for her work against sexual violence and genocide.

Now, she's coming to Duke.

Murad has accepted an invitation to give the Crown Lecture in Ethics Oct. 29 in Penn Pavilion, according to a Friday email from Marly Lindsley, communications and events manager for the Sanford School of Public Policy. The event will be moderated by Judith Kelley, dean of the Sanford School. 

The free public talk, called "Truth is My Weapon: A Campaign Against Sexual Violence and Genocide," will be followed by a book signing and reception. Tickets are required for the event and can be found online beginning Oct. 23.

"Murad, a 24-year-old Yazidi minority from northern Iraq, won the prestigious award for her work fighting sexual violence as an act of war," the Duke Calendar description says. "She is on a mission to end genocide and hold accountable those who commit these war crimes."

Murad shares the prize with Denis Mukwege for both of their "efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict." She is the first Iraqi to win a Nobel Prize, and was the United Nations' first goodwill ambassador for survivors of human trafficking.

Murad was kidnapped by the Islamic State and held for three months as a sex slave in 2014. After her escape, she has become an activist and has written a memoir about the ordeal.