Avenue Eugène Rigot 2E
in Geneva 1202
This fifth lecture in our “Women in World Affairs” lectures series will feature Anousheh Ansari, the first female private space explorer, first astronaut of Iranian descent, first Muslim woman in space, and fourth private explorer to visit space.
Ansari, the CEO of the XPRIZE Foundation, a world’s leader in designing and operating incentive competitions to solve humanity’s grand challenges, will tell how she captured headlines around the world and accomplished her childhood dream when she embarked upon an 11-day space expedition. Ansari serves on the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council, is a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and serves on the board of Jabil and Peace First, as well as several other not-for-profit organisations focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education and youth empowerment.
Moderator: Doreen Bogdan-Martin, Director, Telecommunication Development Bureau, International Telecommunication Union
This conference is organised by the Institute and the Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations as part of the “Women in World Affairs” lectures series to showcase the achievements of prominent American women, from different sectors and backgrounds, in world affairs.