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Boundary Breaker Thynn Thynn Hlaing

  • Asian American Cultural Center 295 Crown St. New Haven, CT (map)

Join us for an intimate conversation with Thynn Thynn Hlaing, a former Country Director of Oxfam International in Sierra Leone and passionate social change leader working to empower women to overcome social, political, and economic barriers. She’ll share her own leadership journey and how she’s overcome challenges, and will offer advice to students interested in innovation and social change. Light refreshments will be provided.

This event, produced in partnership with the the Asian American Cultural Center (AACC) and the Asian Network @ Yale (ANY), is part of the Global Innovation Series, an exciting new partnership between Yale’s Maurice R. Greenberg World Fellows Program and the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking at Yale (Tsai CITY) established by 2017 World Fellow and Tsai CITY Innovator in Residence Baljeet Sandhu. As part of the Knowledge Equity Initiative, the series involves a set of events and discussions hosted around Yale’s campus to explore and celebrate the innovative work of groundbreaking global changemakers across industries, geographies, and cultures. Each event is built in partnership with other centers across the university to connect World Fellows with the community and to encourage multidisciplinary debate and knowledge exchange.