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Conversation with Councilwoman Yassamin Ansari

Yassamin Ansari, of the Phoenix City Council, will talk about her experience at the UN, and her council agenda at the College


Conversation with Councilwoman
Yassamin Ansari

You'll likely recognize Yassamin Ansari from the local news. 

As the youngest woman to ever serve on Phoenix's City Council,
she's represented the 7th District since April 2021.   

Her agenda includes neighborhood safety, attracting high-quality jobs to the area, and ensuring clean air and water are accessible to all.  While the native Arizonan is focused on improving life in Phoenix, she's also recognized for developing policy on a national, and international, scale.

She recently left her post as a senior policy advisor at the United Nations, where she focused on finding solutions to critical issues such as climate change, air pollution and public health.  Just last year, her work at the UN was recognized in Forbes, where she was honored as one of the magazine's 30 Under 30 in Law and Universities.

Join Us on October 22

Dr. Albert Celoza will welcome Councilwoman Ansari to discuss how she's taking action to improve life in Phoenix.  They'll also talk about her experiences at the UN and will reflect on her personal accomplishments.  The daughter of Iranian immigrants, Ansari is an accomplished scholar, holding degrees from Stanford and Cambridge universities.  She's also the first Iranian-American to hold public office in our state. 

How to Participate

Students, and the public, are welcome to stream this event virtually, through the College's Live Stream Page.

A limited number of seats are available in Bulpitt Auditorium.  

Event Inspiration 

The United Nations was established in October 1945, less than two months following the end of World War II.   The organization remains committed to maintaining international peace and promoting social progress, including better living standards and human rights.

This event is sponsored by the Phoenix College Model United Nations.  The event moderator, Dr. Albert Celoza, advises the Model UN, as well as the Civic Action Group.  Celoza is Department Chair of Liberal Arts, Program Director of International Studies and Religious Studies, and Professor of Political Science at Phoenix College.  

Join the Club

If events like these inspire you, check out Student Life & Leadership's Club Page.

There, you'll find organizations like the Phoenix College Model UN, offering opportunities to participate in civic discourse.
There's a club for every interest at friends who share your passions!