Anonymous is a Woman: Exploring Gender Discrimination

A Discussion with award-winning author, Dr. Nina Ansary and journalist, Atika Shubert

Location: University Women’s Club, 2 Audley Square, London W1K 1DB

Date: January 30, 2020

Time: 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Sponsor: The United Kingdom Columbia and Tufts Clubs

Cost: £10 in advance, £15 at the door

Dr. Ansary will be discussing with Ms. Shubert her newly released book “Anonymous is a Woman".  She will be sharing her insights into the roots & manifestations of international gender discrimination.

Dr. Nina Ansary: Received an MA in Middle Eastern Studies and a PhD in History from Columbia University.  She was awarded Barnard College’s Trailblazer Award in 2018 and serves on the Barnard College Board of Trustees.  She won many awards for her first book, “Jewels of Allah:  The Untold Story of Women in Iran”.  She is also an internationally recognised women’s rights advocate.  As a UN Women Global Champion for Innovation and Visiting Fellow at The London School of Economics Centre for Women, Peace & Security, she regularly presents her work on women's rights and the impact of institutionalized gender discrimination at major universities and conferences, including Columbia, Oxford, Cambridge, and Harvard, as well as the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington D.C, and the US Senate.

Atika Shubert: Received her BA in Economics from Tufts University. After being a correspondent for, amongst others, The Washington Post, she worked for nearly 20 years with CNN as a producer, award winning reporter and anchor. She headed CNN Bureaus in Asia, the Middle East and Europe, and was one of the first to introduce the world to WikiLeaks and Julian Assange. She has also covered major women’s issues including Saudi women's right to drive campaign in 2011, the plight of Yazidi women under ISIS in 2015 and abortion rights in Ireland and Poland in 2018. Currently she is turning her hand to writing fiction, creative non-fiction and other forms of story-telling using the written word.