09/26/2013 13:09 EDT | Updated 11/26/2013 05:12 EST

Harper answers questions from business leaders in New York

Prime Minister Stephen Harper is participating in a question and answer session with the Canadian American Business Council on the second day of his visit to New York Thursday afternoon. will carry the event live starting at 1:15 p.m. ET.

Earlier in the day, Harper met 16-year-old Malala ​Yousafzai, a Pakistani teen who became a champion for girls' education. Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban last fall and later recovered in a British hospital.

Harper tweeted a photo of his meeting with her saying that he, "had the honour of meeting Malala this morning. Her courage & strength serve as an inspiration to us all."

On Wednesday, Harper announced that part of the money Canada pledged during the Muskoka Initiative in 2010 will go to nine projects that will improve the health of women and children in developing countries.