The Power of Educating Girls

Educate girls and you will change the world. This is the message of Girl Rising, a film that tells the stories of nine different girls around the world. Following a screening of Girl Rising, the Alaska World Affairs Council hosted a panel discussion on the power of educating girls with members of Anchorage’s academic community and Brian Callahan from the Global Campaign for Education.

BROADCAST ON KSKA: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

REPEAT BROADCAST: Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at 9:00 p.m. (Alaska time)

MODERATOR: Lise Falskow, executive director, Alaska World Affairs Council

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From left to right: Lise Falskow, Kimberly Price, Brian Callahan, Zeynep Kilic and Shehla Anjum in the Alaska Public Media TV studio on Dec. 5, 2013.


  • Brian Callahan, Advocacy and Outreach Manager for the Global Campaign for Education
  • Shehla Anjum, editor and writer in Anchorage
  • Zeynep Kilic, Assistant Professor in UAA’s Sociology Department
  • Kimberly Pace, Faculty Director of the Model United Nations of Alaska and Director of the Women’s Studies at UAA

RECORDED: December 5, 2013 at Alaska Public Media

HOST: Alaska World Affairs Council in partnership with Alaska Public Media


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