Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy Inducted into Smith College Board of Trustees

Two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has been induced into Smith School Board of Trustees. Earlier in Might 2018, Obaid-Chinoy was awarded a Diploma of Wonderful Arts, honoris trigger, by the Smith School, for her efforts in documentary journalism in advancing human rights.

Obaid-Chinoy is one in every of four members inducted this 12 months who will start their governance duties from 1st July 2018. Previously 16 years, she has made a dozen award-winning movies—together with A Woman within the River: The Value of Forgiveness, Saving Face and Pakistan’s Taliban Era—in additional than 10 international locations. In 2012, Time journal included Obaid-Chinoy within the journal’s annual record of the 100 most influential folks on this planet. That very same 12 months, the federal government of Pakistan awarded her one in every of its highest civilian honors, Hilal-e-Imtiaz. In 2013, the Canadian authorities awarded her a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work within the subject of documentary movies, and the World Financial Discussion board honored her with a Crystal Award at its annual summit in Davos. Born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan, Obaid-Chinoy graduated from Smith in 2002, then earned two grasp’s levels from Stanford College.

Based in 1871, Smith School has offered girls of excessive capability and promise an training of uncompromising high quality. Positioned in Northampton, Massachusetts, Smith is among the largest liberal arts faculties for girls within the USA.

The opposite three members inducted into Smith School Board of Trustees are Katie S. Chong [Class of 2018 – Anthropology and Spanish Major at Smith and, as a senior, served as president of the Student Government Association], Christine M. McCarthy [Class of 1977 – She is the senior executive vice president and chief financial officer of The Walt Disney Company and chairman of the Supervisory Board of Euro Disney] and Margaret Wurtele [Class of 1967 – She is an author of two memoirs and co-founder of Hungry Mind Press].

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