Date: Friday, February 15, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
R-414AB David T. Ellwood Democracy Lab
Contact Name:
Katya Gonzalez-Willette
Center for International Development
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Full Description
Join us for our first Speaker Series seminar of the Spring 2019 semester, featuring Leslee Udwin, Founder & President of ThinkEqual. Leslee was voted by the NY Times the No 2 Most Impactful Woman of 2015 (second to Hillary Clinton), and has been awarded the prestigious Swedish Anna Lindh Human Rights Prize (previously won by Madeleine Albright). She has also been named Safe’s Global Hero of 2015, Global Thinker by Foreign Policy. A BAFTA and multi-award winning filmmaker and Human Rights Campaigner, Leslee’s documentary “India’s Daughter”, has been critically acclaimed around the globe, won 32 awards (including the Peabody Award and the Amnesty International Media Award for Best Documentary 2016) and sparked a global movement to end violence against women and girls. The searing insights yielded by the 2½ journey making “India’s Daughter”, led Leslee to found UK-and-US-based Not for Profit global education initiative “Think Equal”.