Women as Global Leaders 2006

Women as Global Leaders 2006 March 12-14, 2006, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates A Travel Opportunity through the Center for International Business Education and Research (CIBER) for Undergraduate and Graduate Students Applications due by 10:00 am, Monday, February 6th to CIBER, 2266 Grainger Hall The Center for International Business Education and Research is pleased to announce a unique opportunity for UW-Madison undergraduate and graduate students with an interest in the role of women as leaders within their communities. CIBER will provide funding for one UW-Madison student to attend Women as Global Leaders 2006. Funding includes airfare and incidental expenses up to $1500. A conference registration fee of $250 must be paid by the student, as well as any additional expenses. Registration fee includes all lunches during the conference, two dinners, and transportation between the hotel and the Emirates Palace. Student accommodation is free. The Second International Student Leadership Conference, Women as Global Leaders 2006, welcomes students from throughout the world to focus on issues relating to leadership education. The conference format will include presentations by prominent world leaders and personalities, as well as opportunities for participants to interact with these leaders. The conference will be held at Zayed University, which offers an international style of education to the women of the United Arab Emirates. Delegates from over 40 countries will meet at Zayed University for this conference, which will generate new and exciting discussion on women in global leadership. A sampling of confirmed speakers include:

  • The Honorable Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah, Queen of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
  • Her Excellency Sheikha Lubna Al-Qasimi, UAE Minister of Economy and Planning and Chief Executive Officer, Tejari
  • Ms. Cherie Booth, wife of UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, noted British attorney and human rights advocate
  • Ms. Asha Hagi Elmi, member of Transitional Parliament of Somalia, founder of Save Somali Women and Children, and chairperson of the Sixth Clan
Application Information To apply, please drop off the following materials by 10:00 am, Monday, February 6th, 2006, to the CIBER office (2266 Grainger Hall): 1. Cover letter and r um? 2. Essay of 300-500 words. CIBER is interested in funding a student that demonstrates academic and professional interest in international affairs and a commitment to community leadership. While no preference is given to students from specific academic programs, an interest in international affairs must be demonstrated in your application. Please address the following:
  • Academic background
  • Professional goals
  • International interests and experiences, if any
  • Why you want to attend Women as Global Leaders 2006
  • What you hope to bring back to your community after attending this conference
3. UW transcripts. Unofficial copies of all transcripts permitted. For graduate students, please include transcripts from undergraduate institutions as well. If your previous institution has a lengthy process for obtaining transcripts and they cannot be submitted by the application deadline, please submit transcripts at the earliest possible date and notify CIBER of this in your cover letter. CIBER will review all applications by Monday, February 13th. All applicants will be notified as to whether or not they will receive funding from CIBER. If you have any questions on the application process or on the conference itself, please email uwmadisonciber@bus.wisc.edu. Also february is INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES MONTH! Please visit the CIBER IOM Web site for details on exciting events throughout February!

Submitted by UW Law School Newsletter Admin on February 7, 2006

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