Barnard's fourth annual global symposium, Women Changing India, took place on Friday, March 16 in Mumbai, attracting media interest from news organizations worldwide. See below for a sampling of coverage highlights.
Following the symposium, The New York Times' "India Ink" blog featured an interview with President Debora Spar. "Just by definition, the president of the student body is female. The leaders of all of the clubs are female. The young women really get an opportunity to be in a female environment and to develop intellectually, personally and academically, without always being conscious of being the woman in the room," President Spar said, in response to a question about the Barnard student experience.
The entertainment section of The Hindustan Times ran an article about another panelist, film director and choreographer Farah Khan. "By the end of the session, we had half-a-dozen converts who’d learnt that men needed to change their mindsets," she said, noting the value of the symposium for a small group of male high school students in the audience. Bollywood Hungama also ran an article about Khan's participation in the symposium.