A Global Conversation: Why the UN Must Focus on Women's Leadership

Thursday, September 26
6:30 PM
Event Oval, The Diana Center

We are no longer accepting reservations for "A Global Conversation: Why the UN Must Focus on Women's Leadership." If space is available, we will allow unregistered guests entry on a first come, first serve basis at 6:20 PM.

As the United Nations convenes its 68th General Assembly to tackle some of humanity's most intractable problems, please join us for an exploration of key issues facing women today. Barnard College President Debora Spar, the Women in Public Service Project, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcome a panel of UN representatives and global leaders for an evening of dialogue and discussion. 

Welcome by Debora Spar, President of Barnard College

Introductions by Jane Harman, Director, President and CEO of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Keynote by Helen Clark, Administrator, UN Development Programme; Former Prime Minister, New Zealand

Panel moderated by Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security; Former Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, State Department

Daniela Bas, Director of the Division for Social Policy and Development, United Nations Department for Economic and Social Affairs

Wafa Bugaighis, Deputy Foreign Minister, Libya

Kimberly Marten, Ann Whitney Olin Professor of Political Science, Barnard College

Lakshmi Puri, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women

Closing by Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Director of the Women in Public Service Project and the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Wilson Center

Following the panel, a select group of student leaders, each chosen from the Women in Public Service Project partner colleges across the country—Barnard, Bryn Mawr, City College, Mills, Mount Holyoke, Mount Saint Mary’s, Scripps, Smith, UMass Lowell and Wellesley—will lead the distinguished panelists in a Q & A session. 

Registration is required for this event. To register, visit barnard.edu/event-registration



About the Women In Public Service Project

Developed by a founding partnership of the U.S. Department of State and women’s colleges of the Seven Sisters – the Women in Public Service Project provides vital momentum to the next generation of women leaders who will invest in their countries and communities, provide leadership for their governments and societies, and help change the way global solutions are developed. www.womeninpublicservice.org

Sep. 26, 2013 - 6:30 PM