Johns Hopkins SAIS to host “Reflections on a Life Lived Fully,” a conversation with award-winning singer Gloria Estefan, on Wednesday, May 9, 2018

“Reflections on a Life Lived Fully,” a conversation with Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Gloria Estefan, will be hosted at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
The discussion with Estefan is part of the “Women Who Inspire” lecture series under the SAIS Women Lead initiative.
Gloria Estefan
Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter, humanitarian, and best-selling author
Ambassador Shirin Tahir-Kheli
Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute
Time and Date
4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Johns Hopkins SAIS

Kenney Herter Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036
The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press can request to cover the event by selecting “Media” on the online registration form. Final media access will be confirmed at least one day prior to the event. Pre-authorized camera setup will only be permitted from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Media Contact
Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile
About the Speaker
Gloria Estefan is a Grammy Award-winning singer, songwriter, actress, author of two New York Times best-selling children’s books, philanthropist, and humanitarian. Billboard Magazine considers her the single most successful Latin crossover artist in music history.
Having sold over 100 million records worldwide, Estefan and her husband Emilio are entrepreneurs that own and operate several businesses including a music publishing company and a hospitality division that includes seven restaurants and two hotels (the Cardozo Hotel on South Beach and Costa d’Este Beach Resort in Vero Beach). The Estefans are also the first Cuban-American couple to own a minority share in a major NFL franchise, the Miami Dolphins. They are the executive producers of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical “On Your Feet!” based on their lives and music. She is the founder of the Gloria Estefan Foundation with the mission to support charitable programs for disadvantaged children, and empower young people through education and opportunity. The foundation also supports spinal cord research through the Miami Project to Cure Paralysis.
She has been awarded with seven Grammy Awards, an Oscar-nominated performance for the song “Music Of My Heart,” a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, an American Music Award for Lifetime Achievement, an induction into the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame, an Ellis Island Medal of Honor, and a National Artistic Achievement Award from the U.S. Congress, among many others. U.S. President Barack Obama honored Emilio and Gloria Estefan with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. She was the first Cuban-American singer and songwriter to receive the Kennedy Center Honors. In February 2018, Estefan received the Gold Medal of Merit in the Fine Arts awarded by the King and Ministry of Culture of Spain.
About Johns Hopkins SAIS
A division of Johns Hopkins University, the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) is a global institution that offers students an international perspective on today's critical issues. For nearly 75 years, Johns Hopkins SAIS has produced great leaders, thinkers, and practitioners of international relations. Public leaders and private sector executives alike seek the counsel of the faculty, whose ideas and research inform and shape policy. Johns Hopkins SAIS offers a global perspective across three campus locations: Bologna, Italy; Nanjing, China; and Washington, D.C. The school’s interdisciplinary curriculum is strongly rooted in the study of international economics, international relations, and regional studies, preparing students to address multifaceted challenges in the world today.
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