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Women as Drivers of Change in the Arab World

Oct 14, 2014 07:00PM to 08:30PM

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Open to the Public
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Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani, Founder & Chairman, Arab International Women's Forum
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The event is co-sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School, the Liechtenstein Institute on Self Determination, the department of Near Eastern Studies and PIIRS Workshop on Arab Political Development

Haifa Fahoum Al Kaylani, founder and chairwoman of the Arab International Women’s Forum, will present a public talk, titled, “Women as Drivers of Change in the Arab World” at  7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014 at the Woodrow Wilson School, in Robertson Hall. The event is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School and its Liechtenstein Institute on Self Determination.

The Arab International Women‘s Forum (AIWF) was established in 2001 as an independent not for profit organization that serves as the voice of Arab women, showcasing their development, ability and competence in business, professional and public life, creating greater global awareness of women’s success and prospects in the Arab world.

Al Kaylani is well known in international government and business circles as a high-impact change agent focusing on leadership in cultural and gender issues. An economist and graduate of the American University of Beirut and Oxford University, she brings a wide range of skills and experience to her personal mission of encouraging greater cultural understanding between Arab and international communities and supporting a strong role for women in that process.

Al Kaylani holds senior roles in several cultural and educational UK and international organizations. She has several awards and has received global recognition for her work as a business leader and as a role model for Arab women and women in emerging countries. She was the recipient of the Global Inspirational Leadership Award 2013.