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10th Anniversary Celebrations

11, May, 2018


DateMay 11, 2018 | Time9:30 am – 8:00 pm

Address: Radisson Blu Chittagong Bay View, S.S. Khaled Road, Lal Khan Bazar, Chittagong 4000

AUW 10th Anniversary Symposium Schedule (Download PDF)

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Featured Speakers:

Tawakkol Karman, Nobel Peace Laureate

Tawakkol Karman (born Feb 7, 1979) is a Yemeni human rights activist, journalist, politician, she was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 in recognition of her work in non-violent struggle for the expression rights, women’s rights and peace-building work in Yemen.

She became the first Yemeni, the first Arab woman, and the second Muslim woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize, as well as the youngest Nobel Peace Laureate to that date.

She is the president of the Women Journalists Without Chains, the general coordinator of the Peaceful Youth Revolution Council, a member of the advisory board for the Transparency International and several NGOs.

Bold and outspoken, She has been imprisoned on numerous occasions for her pro-democracy and pro-human rights protests. Among Yemen’s youth movement, she is known as “mother of the revolution”, “the iron woman”, and “the lady of the Arab spring”

She earned an undergraduate degree in administrative and economic science from the University of Science and Technology in Sana’a and a post-graduate degree in educational psychology from the University of Sana’a.

She was granted honorary doctorate in International Law from University of Alberta, Canada, in 2012. And most recently, she has received honorary doctorate from Peruvian César Vallejo University for her efforts in defending rights and freedoms.  She is a mother of three children.

Ismail Serageldin, Founding Director of Bibliotecha Alexandria; Former Vice President of the World Bank

Ismail Serageldin, an Egyptian national, is the Emeritus Librarian of Alexandria and the Founding Director of the Bibliotheca Alexandrina (BA), the new Library of Alexandria in Egypt, which he headed from its inauguration in 2002 to his retirement in 2017. He is advisor to the Egyptian Prime Minister in matters concerning culture, science, and museums.

He serves as Chair or Member of a number of advisory committees for academic, research, scientific and international institutions and civil society efforts, including as co-Chair of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center (NGIC),  and serves on the Advisory Committee of the World Social Science Report for 2013 and 2016, as well as the UNESCO-supported World Water Scenarios (2013) and the executive council of the Encyclopedia of Life (2010) and Chairs the Executive Council of the World Digital Library (2010).  He also co-chaired the African Union’s high level panel for Biotechnology (2006) and again for Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) in 2012-2013, and was a member of the ICANN Panel for the review of the internet future (2013).

He was educated in Egypt (BSc) and Harvard (Masters and PhD), and has held many international positions including Vice-President of the World Bank (1992-2000).  He has published widely and has received many honors, including the Legion d’Honneur (France) and the Order of the Rising Sun (Japan). Serageldin has been awarded 36 Honorary Doctorates.

Registration Details:

This event is free to all AUW students, graduates, and faculty. If you are not an AUW student, graduate, or faculty member, you are required to complete and submit this RSVP form:

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