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Peace Week: Keynote Speaker Dr. Alaa Murabit
September 14, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
When: September 14 @ 7 pm
A medical doctor, Alaa Murabit is one of 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Global Advocates, a United Nations High-Level Commissioner for Health Employment and Economic Growth, a TED speaker, the founder of VLW and MIT Media Lab Director’s Fellow. She was recently named a 2017 Forbes Under 30 for her work in global health policy and a Harvard University Law 2017 “Woman Inspiring Change”. Nicknamed the “Libyan Doogie Howser” by Jon Stewart, Alaa founded VLW at the age of 21 and currently serves as a trustee for The Malala Fund, International Alert, and Keeping Children Safe and is an advisor to ConnectHer. An Ashoka Fellow, Alaa is the youngest Marisa Bellisario International Humanitarian Award recipient, an Ashoka Fellow, The New York Times “International TrustWomen Hero 2014”, Newsweek’s “25 under 25 to watch”, a BBC News“100 Top Woman”, the 2015 SAFE Global Hero and a Virgin Unite Changemaker. Her TED Talk was named “TED Talk of the Day” and one of four “moving TED Talks to watch right now” by The New York Times.