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UNITED ARAB EMIRATES March, 2006. During Spring Break, 2006, a Group of Eight Students Accompanied by Dr. Diana Scully, Director of Women’s Studies, Attended the Women as Global Leaders Student Conference Hosted by Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

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March, 2006

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During Spring Break, 2006,

a Group of Eight Students Accompanied by

Dr. Diana Scully, Director of Women’s Studies,

Attended the Women as Global Leaders

Student Conference Hosted by Zayed University,

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

This Show Records Our Week Long Experience

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Sponsored By:

Virginia Commonwealth University

College of Humanities and Sciences

Honors College

Women’s Studies Program

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Photography By

Diana Scully and Elaine Kelley

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Our Group

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Abu Dhabi Airport

Capital of United Arab Emirates

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Conference Site, The Emirates Palace Hotel

Built at a Cost of Over 4 Billion US Dollars!

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Emirates Palace Hotel at Night

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Emirati Women Dressed in Abiya (gown) and Hijab (scarf)

in the Hotel Portico

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Zayed University Students Wearing Red Banners Greet

Conference Participants

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Two of the Many Levels of Hotel Staff

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Grand Dome—Emirates Palace Hotel has 115 Domes

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Emirates Palace Hotel Built using 144,000 Cubic Yards of Marble

and Much Gold and Silver

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Marble Floors Throughout the Emirates Palace Hotel

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Oil Paintings of the Men of the Royal Family

Adorn the Walls

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Hundreds of Flower Arrangements are Tended Daily

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Even the Restrooms are Exceptional!

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His Excellency Sheikh Nahayan Mabarek Al Nahayan

Minister of Higher Education and Research

President of Zayed University

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Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland

Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

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Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah of Jordan

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Cherie Booth, Noted Attorney and Human Rights Activist

Wife of British Prime Minister Tony Blair

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Jaime Bennett (left) and Hanan Abed (right) Present a Workshop,

“Film Festivals as Agents of Change: How to Organize University Sponsored Film Festivals to Affect a Local Community and Promote Social Justice”

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Rachel Harris Presenting Her Paper,

“Gendered Experience: A Critical Analysis of Service Learning”

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Kara Herschberger Presenting Her Paper,

“Show Them the Money: A Comparison of Micro-Finance

Operations in Developing Countries”

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Kathleen Johnson (right) Presenting Her Paper,

“Driven by Compassion: A Link Between Leadership

and Service Learning”

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Elaine Kelly (right) Presenting Her Paper,

Women’s Roles in University-Community Partnerships:

A Case Study

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Nina Morris Presenting Her Paper,

“Mujeres Libres: An Anarcho-Syndcalist Approach to Community Development”

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Benita Panigrahi Presenting Her Paper,

“The Alternative Break Transformation of ‘Sally Service”

to “Lady Leadership”: The Integration of Leadership and Service”

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Daily Lunch Buffet

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More Food at Breaks Between Sessions

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Lavish Evening Banquet on the Beach

At the Beach Rotana Hotel

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And More Food!

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An Arabian Night Extravaganza for 1,000 Conferees

in the Desert Outside of Dubai

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We are Greeted by Traditional Musicians

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And a Fantastic Laser and Fireworks Show

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And Food

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And More Food!

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Free Hand Painting (Mehndi)

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Tax Free Zone for Multinational Corporations

Just Outside of Dubai

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Skyscrapers Along Sheikh Zayed Street

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Famous Burj Al Arab Hotel Shaped Like the Sail of a Dhow

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New Construction is Everywhere

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One of Many Beautiful Mosques

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Dubai is know as the Shopping Capital of the Middle East and

Hosts a “Shopping Festival” every year, cancelled for 2006

Due to the Death of Dubai's monarch,

Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashidh Al Maktoum

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Mall of the Emirates Shopping Resort

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Full Scale Ski Resort Complete

with Real Snow and Mountain Inside the Mall--

An Engineering Feat

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Jumeirah Mall, Traditional Shopping Outside of Dubai

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One of Many Famous Gold Souks

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Traditional Souks of Dubai

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But MacDonald’s and Starbucks are Everywhere

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Dubai Creek

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Beach Rotana Hotel, Our Hotel on the Gulf

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View From the Balconies

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On the Beds Every Night!

Lovely End to the Day!

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