Global Distingished Lecture featuring Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy
Thursday, April 18, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
The Global Distinguished Lecture has presented illustrious and captivating speakers whose work brings needed awareness to issues of global importance. This year, we present award-winning documentarian Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy.
In just under a decade, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has captivated the worlds of film, television, journalism, and human rights. Her dedication to exposing stories that would otherwise go untold has brought her Academy and Emmy awards (in 2012 and 2009, respectively), international critical praise, and one of her home country’s highest civilian honors. She is an urgent voice in intercultural understanding and education about the nuances and particularities of vulnerable populations worldwide. Visit her official website to learn more about her films.
Join us for a screening of her film Saving Face (2012 Academy Award for Best Documentary – Short), followed by a Q&A with Ms. Obaid-Chinoy. Afterward, please join us for a reception honoring Ms. Obaid-Chinoy, at Cafe 58 in Irvine Auditorium (corner of 34th and Spruce).
This event is co-sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania's National Resource Centers; Global Engagement Fund, Office of the Provost; University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology; Department of Cinema Studies; Department of Religious Studies; Department of Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies; Center for Global Communications Studies, Annenberg School of Communications; School of Social Policy and Practice; and the Smith College Club of Philadelphia.
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National Resource Centers at the University of Pennsylvania
The U.S. Department of Education-supported Title VI National Resource Centers at the University of Pennsylvania include the South Asia Center, Center for East Asian Studies, Middle East Center, and Africa Center. The Centers seek to promote and advance the study of their respective regions and to encourage the study and knowledge of those regions in schools, colleges, and among the public.