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Join us for a workshop and presentation from Lina Zdruli on the role of virtual reality and the refugee journey.   Lina is the founder of VRefugees, the virtual reality simulation of a refugee's journey from Syria to Germany. She is a G20 Young Global Changer, St. Gallen Symposium alumna and the first Albanian recipient of the American Association for University Women (AAUW). Lina Zdruli specializes in using business for social good and building entrepreneurship ecosystems. She is currently working at the World Bank in the Fragility, Conflict and Violence team, helping bridge the humanitarian-development divide on forced displacement and promoting economic livelihood for refugees. Lina was selected as Georgetown University’s Global Futures Fellow in the fall of 2015.

Lunch will be served at 12:30-1:00 pm in Meyerson Conference Room (223 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library). Lina’s presentation will begin at 1:00 pm in the Class of '55 Conference Room (241 Van Pelt-Dietrich Library), and at 2:00 pm there will be an opportunity to view Lina’s virtual reality work via Oculus Rift.

For more on Lina please visit

While organized principally by Penn Undergraduates for Refugee Empowerment, this event has been made possible in collaboration with Penn Libraries, Penn FilmAid, The Cinema Studies Department, and Perry World House.

Thursday, November 16, 2017
12:30pm - 3:00pm
Class of 1955 Conf. Room, 2nd Floor, VPDLC
Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
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Event Organizer

Emily Benenhaley