How Change Happens and Women Leading in Post-Conflict Settings

July 16, 2013 // 10:00am12:45pm

These two panels are a part of the Bryn Mawr College Women in Public Service Project Institute: Peacebuilding and Development. The Institute is a two-week program for emerging women leaders from post-conflict countries and countries in transition organized by Bryn Mawr and co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr, the U.S. Department of State, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars as part of the Women in Public Service Project (WPSP).  This intensive, interactive Institute reflects the overall goal of the WPSP: to build the efficacy and leadership capacity of women in all spheres of public service. The Women in Public Service Institute at Bryn Mawr College provides a forum for shared learning and dialogue among emerging women leaders from countries that have recently experienced disruptive conflict, but have reached a state of at least tenuous peace and are rebuilding, understanding that the boundaries between conflict and peace are often fragile and fluid.

How Change Happens

A panel featuring:

  • Elaine Kamarck (Bryn Mawr College ’72), Senior Fellow in the Governance Studies Program and the Director of the Management and Leadership Institute at The Brookings Institution, and a Lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School
  • Ambassador Carol Rodley (Smith College ’76),  Dean, Leadership and Management School, Foreign Service Institute
  • Jerry White, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Partnerships and Learning in the Bureau of Conflict and State Stabilization Operations in the U.S. State Department
  • Azra Jafari, Mayor of Nili, Afghanistan

Moderated by JOLYNN SHOEMAKER, Interim Program Director, The Alliance for Peacebuilding


Women Leading in a Post-Conflict Setting

A panel featuring:

  • Kathleen Kuenhast, Director of the Center of Innovation for Gender & Peacebuilding at the U.S. Institute of Peace
  • Tamara Cofman wittes, Senior Fellow and Director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution
  • Maryam Elahi, Director of the International Women’s Program for the Open Society Foundations
  • Mary Nyaulang Ret, Deputy Minister for Housing and Physical Planning in the Republic of Southern Sudan

Moderated by RANGITA DE SILVA DE ALWIS, Director, Global Women’s Leadership Initiative at The Wilson Center


Tuesday, July 16, 2013

10 AM Coffee Reception

10:20 AM- 12:45 PM

6th Floor Auditorium

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center

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