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Thought Leaders from Around the World Including Britain, Africa, Singapore, Iceland, US Convene in Boston for Symposium Dedicated to Improving Lives of Families Globally
Date:5/9/2013

Boston, MA (PRWEB) May 09, 2013

Thought leaders from around the world will convene in Boston to participate in Wheelock College’s inaugural international conference: Global Challenges and Opportunities Facing Children, Youth and Families, June 19-22, 2013. Cherie Blair, wife of former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, committed campaigner for women’s rights and founder of the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, will deliver the opening address where she will share perspectives on the challenges and opportunities for improving the quality of life of women and families across the globe.

The conference, part of Wheelock’s year-long celebration of its 125th anniversary, will focus on health, human rights, and child and family education as it relates to children and families across the globe.

In addition to Blair, keynote speakers and expert panelists include:

  •     Kevin Carroll – Author, Speaker, Agent for Social Change, Founder Katalyst LLC
  •     Ögmundur Jónasson – Minister of the Interior, Iceland
  •     Kerry Kennedy, President, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights
  •     Deogratias Niyizonkiza, Founder and CEO, Village Health Works, Burundi, Africa http://youtu.be/4Dm43UIFZ0o
  •     Emiliana Vegas, Chief of the Education Division for Inter-American Development Bank
  •     Yu Foo Yee Shoon – Former Minister of State, Singapore
  •     Salva Dut, Founder and President of Water for South Sudan, Inc.
  •     Many, many others

“For the past 125 years, Wheelock College has remained unwavering in its commitment to the education and well-being of child
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