Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai at Penn

Posted by on September 15, 2006


Founder, Green Belt Movement
2004 Nobel Peace Prize Winner

October 16, 2006, 7:00pm
Irvine Auditorium, 3401 Spruce Street

The Growing Greener Cities Symposium and the Office of the Provost’s Global Forum are honored to bring Wangari Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Winner and founder of Kenya’s Green Belt Movement, to the University of Pennsylvania. In 2004, Dr. Maathai was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her “contribution to sustainable development, democracy, and peace,” stemming from her work on community empowerment and environmental conservation. She is the first African woman to receive this prestigious award. With a historic and visionary message, Dr. Maathai challenges audiences to rethink the concepts of peace and security. Recognizing the strong implications of sustainable management of the environment, she presents an argument for democracy rooted in respect for human rights, equity, and justice.

Dr. Maathai’s lecture is free and open to the public, but PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. Registration is available at Online registration, however, does not guarantee admittance. SEATS ARE AVAILABLE FIRST COME FIRST SERVE.

If you have already registered for the Growing Greener Cities Symposium please DO NOT register for the lecture. Guaranteed seating at this event is included with your registration to the symposium. For more information on the symposium please visit

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