Thursday, May 31, 2018
Riddell Centre - RC 170 University Theatre
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In an era when insecurity is a daily reality for people in many parts of the world, what is the role women have in peacebuilding and in political processes? Alaa Murabit will address this important question when speaking to the linkages between local and national processes, as well as to the transformational coalition building, agenda setting and influencing that takes place when tackling insecurity. Her talk will focus on emerging security issues and on women’s local leadership that drives sustainable change. She will reflect on how strengthening the participation of women in peace and political processes has yielded results in her and other local and international activists’ work organizing for change.
Alaa Murabit is a medical doctor, one of 17 Global Sustainable Development Goal Advocates appointed by the UN Secretary General, and a UN High-Level Commissioner on Health Employment and Economic Growth. Murabit was most recently appointed the Executive Director of Phase Minus 1, LLC, providing thought leadership in conflict resolution, inclusive security, peacebuilding, sustainable development, and security cooperation. Her efficacy in security, health, and sustainable development was recognized by Forbes, Aspen Ideas, and Bay Street Bull magazine, and Harvard Law School named her the youngest 2017 Woman Inspiring Change, for her leadership in elevating the role of women on global platforms.
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