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Reflections on the Syrian Refugee Crisis

In January 2018, GlobalWE Board Member Tara Abrahams traveled to Jordan as part of a UNICEF USA delegation to visit refugee camps, including Za’atari, where as many as 80,000 refugees live and work—and long to return to their homeland.
Join Tara to learn more about the current refugee crisis and the particular challenges faced by girls and women in the camps, including lack of access to quality education, the prevalence of child marriage, and a shortage of economic opportunities.


Tara Abrahams (AB 1999, MBA 2004) is a passionate global advocate for girls and women and currently advises Girls Who Code and The Obama Foundation. Tara recently served as executive director of The Girl Project at Glamour, the brand’s philanthropic initiative to support girls’ secondary education around the world.
Tara began her work in women’s empowerment as the president and deputy director of Girl Rising, a global movement and innovative feature film that aim to raise awareness about the importance of educating girls in the developing world. She has also served as the founding director of the Maverick Capital Foundation, a strategy consultant at The Bridgespan Group, a managing director at Acelero Learning, and the founding New York director of Health Leads.
Tara graduated with honors from Harvard College and completed her MBA at the Harvard Business School.

Event Details:
Date: Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Time: 12:00pm to 1:30pm (Eastern Time) Click here to view in your time zone
Location: This is an online event. Registrants will be emailed login information prior to the event.
Cost: This is a FREE event hosted by Harvard GlobalWE, but we would very much appreciate a $5 voluntary donation to help defray event expenses. CLICK HERE to donate.
RSVP: Registration is required. Please register before 5pm (ET) on 24 July. Only registrants will receive login information prior to the event.
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