Former first lady of Egypt to serve as Distinguished Speaker
Contact: Nayeli Aguilar, Intern 956/381-2741
Posted: 11/13/2008
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A former first lady of Egypt and renown advocate for world peace, Dr. Jehan Sadat, is coming to The University of Texas-Pan American on Monday, Nov. 17 at 7:30 p.m. to headline the annual Distinguished Speakers Series.

Sadat, widow of Anwar Sadat, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning former president of Egypt (1970-81), will deliver a speech titled "A Woman of Egypt: Life as a First Lady" at the UTPA Fine Arts Auditorium.

The Distinguished Speakers Series, underwritten by Student Fees, the Student Union and the Office of the President, provides students the opportunity to hear from and meet with prominent persons representing diverse viewpoints and backgrounds.

Students, faculty, staff, and the public are invited to come and hear from Sadat who has maintained her role as a lifetime advocate for the rights of women, the welfare of children and families and international peace.

Over the years Sadat has devoted her life to people by establishing numerous organizations, which focus on children, women, handicapped war veterans and civilians. She is currently an associate resident scholar at the University of Maryland's Anwar Sadat Chair of the Development and Peace to honor and continue her husband's legacy.

Admission to the event is free and seating is limited. Seating for students, faculty and staff with a valid UTPA ID will be at 7 p.m. Seating for the public will begin at 7:20 p.m.

For more information or special accommodations, call 956/316-7989.