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Shiza Shahid to Speak at NAFSA 2015 Annual Conference

Shiza Shahid

NAFSA is pleased to announce that Shiza Shahid, Cofounder and Ambassador of the Malala Fund, will be a Plenary Speaker at the NAFSA 2015 Annual Conference & Expo in Boston, Massachusetts Wednesday, May 27, 2015.

Shahid works with Malala Yousafzai in their ongoing worldwide efforts to empower girls through education. Yousafzai was just awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in October, making her the youngest ever peace prize winner at age 17.

While growing up in Pakistan, Shahid volunteered in multiple social advocacy projects, especially to improve conditions and create opportunities for women in her country. After Yousafzai survived a near-fatal attack by the Taliban in 2012, Shahid used her entrepreneurial skills to help create the Malala Fund.

Named one of TIME magazine’s “30 Under 30 World Changers” and to the Forbes “30 Under 30” list of social entrepreneurs, Shahid’s experiences and insights gained in her campaign advocating for girls’ right to educational access will make for a powerful and engaging event at this year’s Annual Convention.

With its rich history and distinction as a center of innovation, Boston is the perfect place to discover, discuss, and prepare for what is on the horizon in international education. Make plans now for the must-attend event in international education May 24-29, 2015.

NAFSA’s plenary speakers will expand your own horizon with their unique viewpoints on the challenges and opportunities facing all in the ever-changing global landscape.

Don’t miss the opportunity to hear Shiza Shahid at this year’s Annual Conference & Expo in Boston on Wednesday, May 27. Add it to your calendar today.

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