International Centre for Students
November 12, 2012
Wednesday, November 14th
2:00 pm in PE261
The International Centre for Students is proud to offer students this exciting opportunity to meet and talk with Amanda Lindhout!
Amanda is an internationally recognized humanitarian, public speaker, writer and activist, as well as the Founder and Executive Director of the Global Enrichment Foundation (GEF).
A former freelance journalist, Amanda's concern for the crisis in Somalia brought her to the capital city, Mogadishu, in August 2008. Three days after her arrival she was kidnapped by teenage criminals and held hostage for 460 days. Following her release in 2009, Amanda became an unlikely and passionate advocate for the Somali people and in May 2010, established The Global Enrichment Foundation (GEF), a non-profit organization dedicated to igniting leadership through educational and community-based empowerment programs.
Amanda's experience as a hostage in war-torn Somalia, her courage and resolve in the face of adversity, and her achievements as an advocate for Somalia's most vulnerable inspire audiences throughout Canada and around the world.
Amanda has recently been featured in the Globe and Mail and has appeared on CNN's Anderson Cooper 360, The Today Show, CBC's The National, Strombo and CTV Morning Live Calgary.
Amanda will be on campus on November 14th, to speak at the 20th Annual International Dinner in the evening. Students may purchase tickets for the dinner directly from the International Centre for Students in SU040 for $30.00 each with U of L ID. Please see www.uleth.ca/international/dinner for more information regarding the 2012 International Dinner.