During her visit to Occidental College, Ayaan had the pleasure of meeting the students of Phi Beta Kappa for lunch. In her lecture to undergraduates later that evening, Ayaan discussed her intellectual growth from “credulity” through “curiosity” to “critical thinking.” Her take on leadership pushed the audience to make a positive difference in their futures.
The AHA Foundation > Occidental College Phi Beta Kappa Speaker Series
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- The Washington Post reports on British lawmakers' efforts to combat female genital mutilation (FGM).