Girl Talks

Sit still and travel the world with Christiane Amanpour.

According to Howard Szigeti, founder of the Unique Lives and Experiences lecture series almost twenty years ago in Toronto, it’s a girl thing: “The overall spirit of the concept is to bring compelling female role models to speak to a room filled nearly exclusively with women,” he says. “Women talking to women has always been the mission.” And it seems like a good formula. The series, a recurring event in Denver for eleven years now, continues to bring marvelous women to town, making each lecture what Szigeti calls “Monday Night Football for women.” Right. Give that a moment’s thought and you’ll know exactly what he means.

Grab your girlfriend, then, and get ready to bond over tonight’s lecture with CNN correspondent Christiane Amanpour, a true woman of the world who’s a familiar face no matter where she’s broadcasting from, and her husband, James Rubin, a fellow journalist and former assistant secretary of state for foreign affairs. And notice that Rubin is the secondary speaker. That’s all you need to know.

Amanpour and Rubin speak at 7:30 p.m. at the Buell Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex; call 1-877-872-8124 for tickets or visit
Mon., May 18, 7:30 p.m., 2009

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