• Theatre Doors Open
  • 7:30pm

OPENING PERFORMANCE: MICHAELA DEPRINCE

A performance by the former Sierra Leone war orphan who is now a globally renowned ballerina.
Michaela DePrince Corypheé
Dutch National Ballet

WELCOME

Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media / Women in the World

 

CO-HOSTS: “THE WOMAN I’M HERE FOR”

A ROYAL ROLE IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Jordan’s Queen Rania discusses the impact on Jordan of the millions of war refugees surging into her country.
Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Interviewed by Zainab Salbi
Host, The Nida'a Show; Founder, Nida'a Alnissa Productions; Editor-at-Large, Women in the World

THE LONG FIGHT OF THE YAZIDI

The dangerous and desperate race to save Yazidi women from the sexual violence of the Islamic State.
Delan Dakheel Saeed
Resident Doctor, Rezgary Teaching Hospital, Erbil
Vian Dakheel Saeed
Yazidi Representative, Iraqi Parliament, and Head of Service Committee
Jiyar Gol
BBC World Correspondent
Moderated by Lyse Doucet
Chief International Correspondent and Senior Presenter, BBC World News Television and BBC World Service Radio

MY MARTYRED FATHER

The daughter of murdered Russian dissident Boris Nemtsov remembers her father’s love and courage and talks about her own metamorphosis from journalist to activist, working to keep his name alive.
Zhanna Nemtsova
Journalist and Founder, The Boris Nemtsov Foundation for Freedom
Interviewed by Clarissa Ward
Senior International Correspondent, CNN

URSULA VON DER LEYEN: THE WOMAN DEFENDING GERMANY

Germany’s charismatic first woman Federal Minister of Defence and mother of seven discusses her country’s increasingly powerful yet complicated role in global security.
Ursula von der Leyen
Minister of Defence, Member of the German Parliament
Interviewed by Tina Brown
Founder and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media / Women in the World

DANGEROUS WOMEN

They sacrificed everything, risked their lives and refused to back down. The suffragette movement has never seemed so modern.
Sarah Gavron
Film Director
Meryl Streep
Actress
Moderated by Simon Schama
Historian
  • PROGRAMMING ENDS
  • 10:30 PM