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2009 has been an amazing year at the World Affairs Council. Here’s a collection of highlights from just a few of our engaging speakers, including Nicholas Kristof, Michael Pollan, and Madeleine Albright.
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KQED’s Forum with Michael Krasney will host a conversation with Nicholas Kristof, co-author of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide, Wednesday morning at 10 AM. Then later in the evening he will join the Council for a conversation with Jane Wales. The sold-out Council event will take place at the Fairmont Hotel and begin at 6 PM.
Kristof’s co-author and wife, Sheryl WuDunn, was recently on the Colbert Report. You can watch her conversation with Stephen Colbert here:Vodpod videos no longer available.
Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas Kristof and Cheryl WuDunn is now in print. Kristoff will be joining the Council and the International Museum of Women on October 14 to discuss the book and the imperative for global action on the empowerment of women, exploring the connections between economic progress and unleashing women’s potential.
If you would like to hear more, Amazon.com has a podcast with the two authors. Listen to it here.
On October 14, The World Affairs Council and the International Museum of Women will partner to present a conversation with Nicholas Kristof on his latest work, Half the Sky. Co-authored by Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky is described as “a call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women in the developing world.”
In light of this upcoming program, check out this article from the New York Times Magazine about the bias against girls in many different countries and the effects of development on this discrimination.
This Thursday evening, March 5th, CARE and The ONE Campaign will present a one-night event featuring the acclaimed documentary “A Powerful Noise,” followed by a live town hall discussion with U.S. Secretary of State and Principal of The Albright Group LLC Madeleine K. Albright, CARE president and CEO Dr. Helene Gayle; CARE advocate for maternal health and contributing editor for Marie Claire Christy Turlington Burns; actress and activist Natalie Portman; and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, New York Times columnist and acclaimed author Nicholas Kristof.
The event celebrates International Women’s Day and highlights the important role that women play in bringing lasting solutions to global poverty. Broadcast live from New York City, this event will take place in select movie theatres nationwide on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 7:30PM ET / 6:30PM CT / 5:30PM MT and tape delayed at 8PM PT and 7PM in Hawaii.
To find tickets at a theatre near you, click here.
And watch Helene Gayle speak about health in conflict at our GPF conference last year with Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Gareth Evans.