9:30 AM09:30

Women's Global Leadership Forum at University of Virginia

Women's Global Leadership Forum, UVA, Ballroom Newcomb Hall

Maya Ajmera will be part of a panel entitled, "Health and Education Challenges for Women and Girls." 

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline the Women’s Global Leadership Forum, a two-day University of Virginia symposium that will draw leaders from across the country and around the world to explore the role of women in 21st-century democracy.

Other nationally prominent speakers include U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, a Republican leader in the Senate from West Virginia; David Gergen, senior political analyst for CNN; Atifete Jahjaga, Kosovo’s first female president; Maya Ajmera, founder of the Global Fund for Children; and Jean Case, CEO of the Case Foundation and chair of the board of trustees for National Geographic. (From UVA Today)

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7:00 PM19:00

Talk at Buffett Institute for Global Studies: Invisible Children: Reimagining International Development at the Grassroots

Buffett Institute for Global Studies: Harris Hall, Room 108

There are over 2 billion youth in the world, half of which are living in poverty. Maya Ajmera, the founder of the Global Fund for Children, highlights efforts of community-based organizations to address the most basic challenges of health, education, and survival of vulnerable young people. She offers a blueprint for collective action by governments, multilateral organizations, NGOs, philanthropists, academia, and the media. 

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6:30 PM18:30

Moments of Obligation: A Life of Public Service at Yale University

Maya Ajmera will tell a powerful story of public service, social entrepreneurship, and leadership woven with the cultural and social context of a Southerner, South Asian, and American woman. As the founder of The Global Fund for Children and now the CEO of a leading scientific institution, Society for Science & the Public. Maya will recount her experiences from childhood to young adulthood that have guided her in leading a life with purpose. 

LC 101, Yale University


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4:00 PM16:00

Morse College Tea, Yale University

Morse College Teas provide an opportunity for Morse students to interact with a distinguished visitor in a relaxed, informal setting.  Located in the living room of the Morse House, teas generally consist of a short talk by the guest followed by a Q&A session, and they are open to students from all residential colleges. Guests at Morse College Teas have included leading national and international figures from politics, the arts, the media, academics, and business. Maya Ajmera will discuss her newest book, Invisible Children

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