Devi Rajab to Speak at UCF

Award-winning writer and psychologist Devi Rajab will speak Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the University of Central Florida. devi-2

Rajab will give a presentation entitled “Indian Women: A Cross-Cultural Perspective” at 3 p.m. in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student Union. The event, organized by a partnership of The Burnett Honors College, the Global Perspectives Office and The India Center, is free and open to the public.

Drawing on the theme of multiculturalism, Rajab is a journalist for the “Natal Mercury” in Durban, South Africa, and writes a regular column for “Confluence,” a London-based magazine on South Asian perspectives. She was a recipient of the Vodacom Journalist of the Year Award on four occasions between 2003 and 2008 and the Turquoise Harmony Institute Media Award for Outstanding Journalism in 2010. She is the author of “Devi’s Diary”, “No Subject is Taboo,” and most recently “Women: South Africans of Indian Origin.”

Additional sponsors and partners for the event include The India Group, Anil and Chitra Deshpande India Program Endowed Fund, Orlando Area Committee on Foreign Relations, Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, CliftonLarsonAIIen, UCF International Services Center, UCF Center for Success of Women Faculty, UCF Political Science Department, UCF LIFE, UCF Book Festival 2013 in association with the Morgridge International Reading Center and the Global Connections Foundation.

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