Concordia University Irvine Center for Public Policy Presents “Advancing the Status of Women in Iraq”

Feb 07, 2014 2:30 PM
Ann Ashmon


Who: Guest Speaker: Eileen Padberg – Government and Community Affairs Specialist

What: Eileen Padberg will report on her exciting 22 month effort to enhance the status, business opportunities, and human rights for women in post-war Iraq. Eileen will share her first hand experience of the challenges, cultural resistance and dangers faced by women in today’s Iraq. It is a story of courageous women struggling to achieve human rights and dignity. 

“Eileen brings a perspective on women's rights in Iraq from someone who has been on the ground. It is a compelling story,” says Keith Curry, the director of Concordia’s Center for Public Policy.

Tickets: $15 General Admission/ Free for students. For Reservations call Keith Curry at 949-214-3200 or email at

When: Wednesday, February 12, 2014 – 8:00 am (breakfast provided)

Where: Concordia University Irvine Grimm Hall Conference Room, 3rd Floor
1530 Concordia West, Irvine, CA 92612

About Concordia University Irvine

Concordia University Irvine prepares students for their vocations—their calling in life. CUI offers undergraduate, graduate, doctoral, and adult degree programs in a beautiful Southern California location, with online and regional cohort options. Concordia’s undergraduate program is distinctive among universities in California because of its nationally recognized Core Curriculum, and its Lutheran heritage that provides a thoughtful and caring Christian community that lives out the theology of "Grace Alone. Faith Alone."

Concordia is a U.S.News Top Tier Regional University and has been named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the fastest growing private nonprofit master's institutions. CUI enrolls over 4,000 students.


Media Contact: 
Ann Ashmon
Director of Communications
Concordia University Irvine