Seeming unfazed by losing the Nobel Peace Prize, Malala Yousafzai spoke with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim in front of an audience of hundreds on Friday, advocating the importance of education.
The Washington Post reported that during her conversation with Kim, Yousafzai repeatedly urged her listeners to stand up for girl's education and rights.
I am proud to be a girl, and I know that girls can change the world. If a terrorist can change someone's mind and convince them to brome a suicide bomber, we can also change their minds and tell them education is the only way to bring humanity and peace."
Wearing a colourful traditional Pakistani dress, Yousafzai bantered with Kim for nearly an hour, speaking with her trademark passion and poise.
Yousafzai has been traveling around the United States this week to promote her new memoir, "I Am Malala." She's made appearances on "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart" and at Harvard University. The release of the memoir comes amidst new threats from the Pakistani Taliban who have issued death threats against Yousafzai and have vowed to attack any store that sells the book.
Supporters of Yousafzai expressed outrage on Friday after the Nobel Peace Prize went to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, a group that works to ban chemical weapons. Many had hoped that the award would go to Yousafzai for her brave and tireless work promote the importance of education for young girls.