Author Ann Jones speaks at April 20 event

Published on: March 21, 2007

Save the date, April 20, to hear Ann Jones, author of “Kabul in Winter: Life Without Peace in Afghanistan,” speak at the Fourth Annual International Education Conference at Lone Star College–CyFair.

Jones, who will be in Houston for the World Affairs Council of Houston, is the keynote speaker at this year’s International Education Conference. The conference theme is Global Change: Political, Philosophical, Physical. Jones presentation is titled “Education and the Women of Afghanistan.”

This world traveler, teacher, civil rights activist, journalist and photographer has many works published in national publications. Jones is known for authoring several books, reflective of her life’s experiences and giving voice to the underprivileged or oppressed. She wrote her first book of advocacy after teaching at a black college in the south. She’s written a series of books about women and violence, as well as a classic travel tale but with an eye for justice. It was her volunteer experience with high school teachers in Afghanistan after 9/11 that Jones writes of in her latest work, Kabul in Winter. Books will be available for purchase and opportunity for book signing.

Mark the calendar for April 20 and register now for the International Education Conference to hear more from Jones as well as hear Dr. Al Dirbiji, Fulbright Visiting Specialist, Yemen, who will speak on Arabic literature and the gender gap.
 
The conference draws faculty, administrators, and students in the Texas Gulf Coast region together to discuss global issues and best practices in international education and includes a variety of presentations on international topics, many exhibitors, as well as a student poster contest. A luncheon is included with the registration fee.

Hosting this annual event is the Lone Star College System International Programs and Services in conjunction with the Gulf Coast International Education Consortium.

For conference registration and information, go to www.lonestar.edu/goto/ips.