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Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai to kick off UB Speakers Series

The University at Buffalo Distinguished Speakers Series will kick off with Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, the university has announced.

Yousafzai shared the award in 2014 at age 17. She's the youngest-ever recipient.

She will speak Sept. 19 in Alumni Arena on the university's North Campus. The university said it will announce ticket sale dates once the entire schedule for the speaking series has been set.

Yousafzai, who has been heralded as a champion for girls' rights to an education, rose to global prominence after she was shot by the Taliaban in Pakistan in 2012 when she was 15. She had blogged for the BBC about living amid the growing influence of the Taliban since 2009.

She shared the prize with Kailash Satyarthi, an advocate for children's rights in India.

She authored "I am Malala," which was released in 2013 and has been translated into 40 languages.

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