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Malala Yousafzai, September 19, 2017, December 13, 2019

 File — Box: 10, Item: DVD 11-6-1392-118-BD
Identifier: I

Scope and Contents

Contains digital video of activist and Nobel Laureate Malala Yousafzai's appearance on September 19, 2017, in Alumni Arena, as part of the 2017-2018 Distinguished Speakers Series at the University at Buffalo.

Includes an introductory videos by the School of Management's Center for Leadership and Organizational Effectiveness, and Girls' Education Collaborative (00:41). Distinguished Speaker event information (05:16), followed by Satish K. Tripathi introduction (08:44; 12:58), and a video on the Legacy of Nobel Laureates at UB (10:07). Introductions followed by Malala Yousafzai speech (16:04), including topics such as: terrorism in Swat Valley and speaking out for girl's education (18:04), Recovering from Taliban attack, beginning of the Malala fund, and promoting education for all (19:39). Question and answer period following speech, moderated by Liesl Folks, Dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, with assistance from Tess Morrissey, Director of the Office of Community Relations (24:48): "Girl power" multi-country visit, and the stories of the girls from these visits (25:25); "Can you give an example of a time when you really were questioning your ability to persist, and how did you get over that?" (28:54); "What do you hope to accomplish during your time at Oxford?" (31:23); "What activities do you enjoy in your free time?" (33:45); Do you have the aspiration to work in a high office position? (35:24); "What do you think is our ability to overcome negative influences or intolerances preached by world leaders? (36:33); "Do you believe in the separation of Church and State" (40:03); Kitenga School for Girls question, "Is the Taliban still in existence, and are they still fighting against your ideals?" (41:58); "To what extent to you think the media has furthered your efforts, especially social media?" (44:30); "what can the average young person do to make an impact?" (47:23); "What's one characteristic you believe every leader should have?" (49:19); " (50:51); What steps can be taken to help grow more women leaders for the future? (52:01); "Who do you consider your greatest role model?" (54:38); "Adnan Abdi question, "How many awards have you received, and of which reward are you most proud?" (55:52); "What actions can we take to help people better understand the experiences of refugees?" (57:40); "How do feel about these counter-narratives propagated about you in Pakistan?" (1:01:16); "What would your life look like, were you still living in Swat Valley with your friends?" (1:04:35); "What has been your favorite experience on your journey to become a world leader?" (1:07:01) "Can you talk a little bit about which label you identify with the most? (1:09:10); "How are girl's education and climate change connected?" (1:11:34); "What other problems could be addressed by the United Nations?" (1:14:30). Concluding remarks (1:16:20).


  • September 19, 2017
  • Migrated: December 13, 2019


Conditions Governing Access

The recording of the Distinguished Speaker Series event with Malala Yousafzai, September 19, 2017 may only be accessed onsite within the library at this time.


0.621 Gigabytes (1 file (1:17:18))

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DVD 11-6-1392-118-BD

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Digital files created by William Regan and the Office of Special Events were transferred to the University Archives on various types of storage media including compact discs and digital optical discs. Where possible, digital content saved on storage media was migrated from the storage media, normalized to standard preservation and access formats, and transferred to a stable preservation environment following the University Libraries' Digital Preservation guidelines. Some folder titles and file titles were altered to assist researchers in locating and identifying digital content.

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