Crossing borders to find common ground

Leymah Gbowee

Join alumnus Alex Trebek as he welcomes 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Leymah Gbowee to speak on the topic of Crossing borders to find common ground.

Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist, author and women’s rights advocate. Her leadership of the Women of Liberia Mass Action for Peace brought together Christian and Muslim women in a nonviolent movement that played a pivotal role in ending Liberia’s fourteen-year civil war in 2003. This historic achievement paved the way for the election of Africa's first female head of state, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

Date: Friday, May 6, 2016
Time: Cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by the lecture at 7 p.m.
Location: Shaw Centre, Trillium Ballroom, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa

$15 – uOttawa alumni, students, staff, professors and their guests
$20 – general public

*Includes hors d’oeuvres and one drink

This lecture series is sponsored by Alex Trebek, alumnus of the University of Ottawa, philanthropist and host of the television game show Jeopardy! This annual lecture series provides an opportunity for students, alumni and residents of the National Capital Region to hear from renowned speakers on important topics related to public policy, social issues, business and entrepreneurship, science and technology as well as health and wellness.

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