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  • United Nations Summit on Climate Change
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    United Nations Summit on Climate Change

    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convened a climate change summit to focus heads of state on the urgent need for action on global climate change, and to mobilize political will…

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  • After Words with Wangari Maathai
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    After Words with Wangari Maathai

    Wangari Maathai talked about her book The Challenge for Africa (Pantheon; April 7, 2009). In the book she analyzes roadblocks to development in Africa, what international leadership is needed,…

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  • emUnbowed A Memoirem
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    Unbowed: A Memoir

    Wangari Maathai talked about her book Unbowed: A Memoir, published by Anchor. She was interviewed on stage about her life and the work she did that led to her being awarded the Nobel Peace…

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  • Connecticut College Commencement Address
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    Connecticut College Commencement Address

    Wangari Muta Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, delivered the commencement address to the 2006 graduating class of Connecticut College on the College Green.…

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  • Environmental Issues
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    Environmental Issues

    Wangari Muta Maathai, the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, gave the National Press Club luncheon address. Professor Maathai, on her first official visit to Washington,…

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  • emThe Green Belt Movementem
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    The Green Belt Movement

    Ms. Maathai, 2004 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, gave a lecture titled “The Future of the Planet is in Your Hands” in the Historic Grand Hall of Cooper Union on International Women’s Day. She…

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  • Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony
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    Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony

    The 2004 Nobel Peace Prize recipient was Wangari Muta Maathai. She was honored at a ceremony in Oslo, Norway for her contributions to sustainable development, democracy, peace and women’s…

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  • USAfrica Humanitarian Relations
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    U.S.-Africa Humanitarian Relations

    Officials from the African-American Institute spoke in a news conference during the institute’s 23rd annual conference on African-American issues. Issues brought up in the news conference…

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