International recording artist, global education advocate and Barefoot Foundation Founder Shakira is coming to Israel to participate in the Israeli Presidential Conference “Facing Tomorrow 2011”. The Israeli Presidential Conference will open June 21 for three days, at the Jerusalem International Convention Center. More than 3500 participants from across the world will participate, including leaders and experts from the scientific, cultural, economic, political, educational and philanthropic fields.

Shakira will be featured at the Conference’s opening plenary session at 17:00 – 18:30, speaking about the importance of education for all children as a path to peace and her philanthropic work being undertaken around the world. Other participants in the plenary session entitled “My Recipe for a Better Tomorrow” include comedian Sarah Silverman, Wikipedia Founder Jimmy Wales, marketing genius Sir Martin Sorrell and professor of psychology and author, Dan Ariely.    

The Barefoot Foundation is a US-based non-profit whose mission is to make education universally available to every child.   Barefoot supports sustainable and innovative education programs while working to educate policy-makers about the vital importance of education.

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