Women to speak on leadership Tues. Oct. 11

The Political Science Department in partnership with the UCF Global Perspectives Office is bringing to women in international leadership positions UCF to speak on Tuesday, October 5, 2010. The guests will discuss cross-cultural challenges during a forum in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student Union from 3 to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Presentations will be given by actress Sarah Culberson, the Kurdistan Regional Government’s Zhala Sabir and the U.S. Institute of Peace’s Jacqueline H. Wilson.

Culberson appeared in television shows such as “Strong Medicine,” “Boston Legal” and “The Secret Life of the American Teenager.” Later in life, Culberson learned that she was from a royal family in Sierra Leone and about a 11-year civil war. She co-founded the Kposowa Foundation to help educate young people in Sierra Leone.

Sabir is the director of congressional and academic affairs at the Kurdistan Regional Government’s office in the U.S., and oversees the congressional and think tank outreach. She also follows legislation and polices relevant to the Kurdistan Region.

Wilson spent more than 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserves. Her military career included assignments in analysis, training and counterterrorism, which helped her prepare for her position as senior program officer at the United States Institute of Peace’s Education and Training Center.

Other sponsors include Lawrence J. Chastang and the Chastang Foundation, the UCF Diplomacy Program, the Sibille H. Pritchard Global Peace Fellowship program, the UCF Global Peace and Security Studies Program, UCF LIFE, the UCF Women’s Research Center, the UCF Women’s Studies Program and the Global Connections Foundation.

For more information please visit the Global Perspectives website.

Actress and activist Sarah Culberson

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