03.12.11 7:39 PM ET
Welcome to Day Three!
On the summit’s third and last day, our panels tackle an eclectic roster of issues affecting women, from the politics of the veil to the portrayal of women in media to raising stronger girls. Here’s a quick preview:
* The morning gets under way as Alyse Nelson, president and CEO of Vital Voices Global Partnership, recounts her recent trip to Burma—and her private visit with Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.
* Next up, Barbara Walters—the first female network news anchor, and a broadcast legend—interviews Michelle Bachelet, former president of Chile and current undersecretary-general of the United Nations and executive director of the newly launched U.N. Women
* Later, blogger extraordinaire Andrew Sullivan—who’ll soon be bringing his hugely popular Daily Dish to The Daily Beast—will lead what promises to be a provocative conversation about a debate raging across Europe: Should countries ban the veil?
* Other early segments include a panel featuring the arresting stories of women victims in the Congo and a conversation between feminist icon Robin Morgan and Dr. Nawal El Saadawi, a prominent Egyptian writer, activist, and physician.
* The morning’s panels will wrap up with a spirited discussion among media mogul Arianna Huffington, Jezebel founder Anna Holmes, ABC News’ Deborah Roberts, MTV CEO Judy McGrath, and Newsweek and the Beast’s own Tina Brown about women in the media.
* Finally, join us for an afternoon conversation about raising stronger girls—showcasing the insights of Elizabeth Smart, who survived a terrifying, months-long kidnapping ordeal to become a successful college student and activist, and Rachel Simmons, author of the bestselling Odd Girl Out and The Curse of the Good Girl, and founder of the groundbreaking Girls Leadership Institute.