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Gender Equity

Brick by Brick – Building Hope and Opportunity for Women Survivors Everywhere

You are invited to a conversation featuring Karen Sherman President of the Akilah Institute, Rwanda’s only women’s college to discuss her new book

Brick by Brick – Building Hope and Opportunity for Women Survivors Everywhere
(Rowman & Littlefield)

With an an Introduction by
Anne Mosle
Vice President, Aspen Institute and Executive Director, Ascend
Moderated by
Barbara Klein
Newscaster, NPR

Thursday, January 9, 2020 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. Program begins at 12:00 p.m.
The Aspen Institute
2300 N Street NW

Karen Sherman, author of the forthcoming book, Brick by Brick — Building Hope and Opportunity for Women Survivors Everywhere (January 2020 — Rowman & Littlefield), has spent her life advocating for women in war-torn and transitional countries such as Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia, Congo, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan, Kosovo, and the former Soviet Union.

Throughout her 30-year career in global development, Sherman has met and interviewed thousands of women. Their remarkable stories of strength, courage, resilience, and resourcefulness fuel what she believes to be true: championing women’s education and economic participation has the power to transform the lives of women and the future of families, communities, societies, and, ultimately, the world.

Barbara Klein has been a newscast anchor at NPR in Washington, D.C. since 2005, writing and producing hourly round-ups of world news. She is a regular host for weekend news and a substitute for weekday coverage.

Before joining NPR, Klein spent 25 years as a program host at the Voice of America (VOA). At VOA, she anchored a variety of live and pre-recorded news, interview, international call-in and feature/entertainment programs exploring the intricacies, controversies, and culture of American life. She co-hosted radio-TV simulcasts of presidential election coverage, live coverage of the September 11 terror attacks, and narrated Special English for listeners around the world working to improve their English language skills. Her broadcasting has earned repeated recognition for excellence.

Please register to ensure your spot

Books available for sale and signing on-site.

Please contact beth.crable@aspeninstitute.orgwith any questions.

Event information
Thu Jan 9, 2020
12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Aspen Institute
Washington, DC