Vice Chancellor of the Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University Peshawar Prof. Dr. Razia Sultana, and U.S. Embassy Islamabad Counselor for Public Affairs Christina Tomlinson inaugurated the Eleanor Roosevelt Corner located in the University’s Central Library in Peshawar today.
Created through a partnership between the U.S. Consulate General in Peshawar and the University, the Eleanor Roosevelt Corner Peshawar is one of sixteen American Spaces, called Lincoln Corners, located throughout Pakistan. Since 2005, Lincoln Corners have hosted hundreds of programs across the country on topics of mutual interest to the United States and Pakistan. The Eleanor Roosevelt Corner Peshawar is the first to be housed in a women’s university, and bears the name of one of America’s most celebrated First Ladies. Dr. Razia called the Corner “another success story in a series of shared achievements that the University and the Consulate have made for the common cause of strengthening girl’s education.”
Counselor Tomlinson said, “We are so glad to open the Eleanor Roosevelt Corner at Shaheed Benazir Bhutto Women University, which shares America’s dedication to the advancement of women and girls.”
The Corner is now open to University students, teachers, and their visitors, and will provide information on American history, society, and culture. In addition to unique programming, visitors will also have access to hundreds of American books, films and other learning resources. The U.S. Consulate in Peshawar has previously partnered with the University on the English Access program, the University Linkages program, and the American literature reading club.