Flash Seminars

Flash Seminars are one time mini-classes that seek to bring together faculty, students, and community members in small, informal settings to explore ideas and issues outside the formal classroom. Seminars are announced a week in advance and held in locations around the University of Virginia and the surrounding Charlottesville area. Sign up below to attend a seminar!

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Upcoming Flash Seminars 

The Malala Phenomenon
Led by PhD student Chrissie Monaghan 
Wednesday, November 19 @ 5:00 p.m. 
Malala has become a symbol for girls' education in the West. In this flash seminar, we will discuss the ways in which Malala has been lauded in the West though mistrusted in the East for her aims, actions, and effect on girls' education worldwide. We will explore the following questions: Has the "Malala Phenomenon" changed things for better or worse? What does Malala's fame in the West mean for girls' education throughout the world? What is next for girls' education in Pakistan? 

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