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Shuford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lecture: Shabana Basij-Rasikh

UNC College of Arts and Sciences Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship Program Shuford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lecture November 8, 2018 Doors open at 5:00 p.m. Lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. Stone Center Auditorium Shabana Basij-Rasikh Shabana is the co-founder and president of the School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA), a nonprofit dedicated to providing Afghan girls a rigorous education that promotes critical thinking, a sense of purpose, and respect for self and others. Shabana was selected as one of Glamour Magazine’s Top 10 College Women of 2010 for building a school for girls in eastern Afghanistan and was awarded the Davis Peace Prize to build wells on the outskirts of Kabul. Shabana is widely recognized as a leading advocate for girls’ education. She is a global ambassador for Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education, and was named one of National Geographic’s 2014 Emerging Explorers as well as one of CNN International’s Leading Women of 2014.Shabana Basij-Rasikh will give a talk as part of the @ShufordProgram’s inaugural Innovation and Entrepreneurship Lecture on Nov. 8 at 5:30pm at the Sonja Haynes Stone Center Auditorium.

Shabana is the co-founder and president of the School of Leadership, Afghanistan (SOLA), a nonprofit dedicated to providing Afghan girls a rigorous education that promotes critical thinking, a sense of purpose, and respect for self and others. Shabana was selected as one of Glamour Magazine’s Top 10 College Women of 2010 for building a school for girls in eastern Afghanistan and was awarded the Davis Peace Prize to build wells on the outskirts of Kabul.

Shabana is widely recognized as a leading advocate for girls’ education. She is a global ambassador for Girl Rising, a global campaign for girls’ education, and was named one of National Geographic’s 2014 Emerging Explorers as well as one of CNN International’s Leading Women of 2014.

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