Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi will speak Friday, April 26, at 10:00 a.m. in the Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts on Appalachian State University's campus.
His talk, titled Making Positive Changes in the World, is a co-presentation of the Walker College of Business' Boyles Distinguished Lecture Series and the college's Global Opportunities Conference, sponsored by the Anne Cannon Trust.
The lecture will offer an unprecedented transformational opportunity to the Appalachian community, especially students of all backgrounds, who are encouraged to come learn from a Nobel Laureate about innovative ways to address complex ethical issues and how to make a positive impact, both locally and globally.
Mr. Satharthi is a globally renowned advocate for children's rights, a master strategist against child labor and suppression of young people, and a tireless campaigner to end the global education crisis. For his extraordinary commitment to these causes, Mr. Satyarthi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.
A native of India, Mr. Satyarthi has been at the forefront of driving child-related agendas into the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The lecture will serve as the 61st event in Appalachian's Boyles Distinguished Lecture Series and the 11th annual Global Opportunities Conference.
A reception will follow the lecture; both events are open to the public with no fee to attend.