May Rihani presents Cultures without Borders
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
TIME: 11:30am – Bar opens; 12:15pm – Lunch; 1-2pm – Presentation and Q & A
PRICE: $20 Members; $30 Non-members (includes lunch); $10 Lecture only
EVENT TYPE: Speaker Luncheon
May Rihani, pioneer in girls’ education and a tireless advocate of women’s rights, served as co-chair of theUnited Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) between 2008 and 2010. Her recent book Keeping the Promise is a framework for advancing girls’ education that is used by global organizations.
She has designed and implemented programs in more than 40 countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East for a range of donor agencies, including the U.S. Agency for International Development, UNICEF, the World Bank, as well as private and corporate foundations such as GE and ExxonMobil. In the U.S., she has played an important part in increasing our awareness of the challenges faced by young women around the world by testifying on Capitol Hill and by contributing to the docudrama “Girl Rising” produced by Ten Times Ten that aired on CNN in 2013. The book will be available for purchase and signing.