Chicago NATO Summit Weekend May 18-22, 2012 Events Calendar

Chicago Reader, May 17, 2012.

“Afghan Women Shadow Summit”
Amnesty in Chicago

It’s a crucial time for President Karzai, President Obama, world leaders and the media to see that people care deeply about the fate of women’s and girls’ human rights in Afghanistan. Speakers and panelists include Illinois Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky; Afifa Azim, Executive Director, Afghan Women’s Network; Gayle Lemmon, Council on Foreign Relations and Author, “Dressmaker of Khair Khana”; and Manizha Naderi, Executive Director of Women for Afghan Women. The panel will be moderated by Jerome McDonnell, host of WBEZ’s Worldview. After the Summit, please join us for an action as we fly kites to demand Afghan women’s rights!

This event is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. To register and for more information, please visit www.amnestyusa.org/afghanwomen. We need you!

When: 11AM – 1PM on May 20th – the first day of the NATO Summit. Registration and light brunch begin at 10AM

Where: Swissotel Hotel, Lucerne Ballroom, 323 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601

Note: After the Summit, please join us at Navy Pier as we “Fly a Kite for Afghan Women’s Rights” (kites will be provided)

Please RSVP to let us know you’re coming: www.amnestyusa.org/afghanwomen

Questions? Write to aiusamw@aiusa.org.


“On the Summits: Perspectives from Global Leaders”
Columbia College Chicago

“Institute supporters can receive the Council’s member rates for these events by logging on to the Council’s website, creating an account and entering promo code SUMMITS at checkout.”


Sunday, May 20
*All events this day will take place at the InterContinental Hotel, 505 N. Michigan Ave

NATO AFTER AFGHANISTAN – A VIEW FROM EUROPE
His Excellency Radoslaw Sikorski, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland
9:00am. Registration and security check-in
9:30am. Program


Tuesday, May 22
*All events will take place at Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave

TURKEY’S ECONOMIC AND FOREIGN POLICY PRIORITIES: AN ADDRESS FROM THE PRESIDENT
His Excellency Abdullah Gül, President, Republic of Turkey
9:15am. Registration and security check-in
10:00am. Program

EUROPE WITHOUT ILLUSIONS: REFLECTIONS FROM THE CZECH PRESIDENT
His Excellency Vaclav Klaus, President, Czech Republic
11:30am. Registration and security check-in
12:00pm. Lunch



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