Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai to Speak at SJSU

Malala book cover

Malala published this memoir in 2013.

Update, March 26, 2015: The student tickets are sold out.

Media contacts:
Howard Szigeti, Unique Lives,, 416-449-8118
Pat Harris, SJSU Media Relations,, 408-924-1748

In October 2012, Malala Yousafzai was shot in her left forehead in an attempt by the Taliban to silence her. Just 15 years old, she was already an outspoken proponent for girls’ education in Pakistan, and throughout the world.

She not only survived the attack, but she continues to speak out while she completes her own high school education. Known to the world by her first name, Malala will speak at the San Jose State Event Center at 7 p.m. June 26.

The youngest Nobel Peace Prize recipient ever will appear at the invitation of the Unique Lives & Experiences speaker series. She will be in conversation with one of her favorite authors, best-selling novelist Khaled Hosseini, whose books, including “The Kite Runner,” are set in Afghanistan, the country of his birth.

Tickets for the SJSU Community

A ticket pre-sale for SJSU students, faculty and staff will be held March 17-20 at the Event Center box office during regular hours.

  • SJSU students with Tower ID may purchase up to two tickets at $25 each.
  • SJSU faculty and staff members with Tower ID may purchase up to two tickets, with a $10 discount off the regular price for each ticket.

Tickets for the General Public

Ticket sales for the general public are slated to begin March 21 through Ticketmaster.

San Jose State — Silicon Valley’s largest institution of higher learning with 30,000 students and 3,740 employees — is part of the California State University system. SJSU’s 154-acre downtown campus anchors the nation’s 10th largest city.


4 thoughts on “Nobel Prize Winner Malala Yousafzai to Speak at SJSU

  1. I am so disappointed in the cost to see Malala speak. My Girl Scout troop wanted to come and it is not affordable. Malala is an inspiration to all girls and this event should have been geared for girls to go, I really thought it would be no more than $40.

    • Mom of girls, could you please contact me? Pat Harris,, 408-924-1748. I am the SJSU media relations director, and I am in touch with the event organizer on your comment. Thank you.

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