Chubb Fellow Spring 2017

Hawa Abdi

Human Rights Activist and Physician

Dr. Hawa Abdi Dhiblawe is a Somali human rights activist and physician. She is the founder and chairperson of the Dr. Hawa Abdi Foundation (DHAF), a non-profit organization.  She was born in 1947 in Mogadishu. Her father was a worker in the city’s port and her mother died when she was very young. As the eldest child, Hawa was forced to raise her four sisters in conditions of poverty. But she never lost hope and sight of her dreams. more

Chubb Fellowship Lecture


Tuesday, April 18, 2017 11:19 am

The Chubb lecture will be held on April 18, 2017, in Sheffield-Sterling-Strathcona 1 Prospect Street, at 4:30 pm.  Doors will open for seating at 4;10 pm. The lecture is free and open to the public.  It will be followed by a reception for Dr.Hawa Abdi with Timothy Dwight Fellows at the Timothy Dwight Head of College house.  This reception is by invitation only.  Following the reception, Head of College, Mary Lui will host a dinner in Dr. Hawa Abdi's honor for Timothy Dwight students and other invited Yale students and guests.