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Institute at the Asian University for Women

Aug 14, 2012
The first AUW Women in Public Service Summer Institute led by Dr. Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Director of the Global Women's Leadersip Initiative is currently underway at the Asian University for Women in Chittagong, Bangladesh, running from August 1 – August 15, 2012.

Rola Dashti appointed to Kuwaiti Cabinet

Jul 20, 2012
Former member of parliament Rola Dashti was appointed state minister for planning and development and state minister for National Assembly affairs in Kuwait.

Rangita de Silva de Alwis to Direct the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative

Jun 27, 2012
The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars announced today the appointment of Rangita de Silva de Alwis as director of its Global Women’s Leadership Initiative (GWLI).

Gallup Report: After the Arab Uprisings: Women on Rights, Religion, and Rebuilding

Jun 26, 2012
"After the Arab Uprisings: Women on Rights, Religion, and Rebuilding" examines ordinary citizens' views on the issues vital to rebuilding after the revolution. The report focuses on several countries that experienced upheaval in 2011, exploring the perspectives of women and men on the role of religious legislation, women's rights, life perceptions, and the economy.

Keynote Remarks by Jane Harman at the Women in Public Service Project Inaugural Institute

Jun 22, 2012
The Wilson Center's President and CEO Jane Harman gave keynote remarks at the Women in Public Service Project's (WPSP) inaugural Institute which brought 49 female delegates from around the world to Wellesley College for a two-week long intensive training, networking, and mentoring program. During the speech Harman announced that WPSP, co-founded by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will be joining forces with the Wilson Center.

The Women in Public Service Project Joins Forces with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Jun 21, 2012
The Wilson Center becomes the permanent home of the Women in Public Service Project, with Rangita de Silva de Alwis announced as Director of Women's Leadership Initiatives.

Women’s Rights and Voices Belong at Rio+20

Jun 19, 2012
For the scores of women who will be attending the 20th anniversary of the first UN Earth Summit this June (and just importantly for those who aren’t), there are glaring omissions: reproductive health, gender equality, and girls education are nowhere to be found on the Rio+20 agenda.

Ronald Reagan’s Lessons for the Chen Guangcheng Case

May 07, 2012
China’s blind activist expertly used the power of the U.S. to magnify his cause. In this article from The Daily Beast, Senior Scholar Walter Reich describes how Obama should keep up the pressure: by taking a page from Ronald Reagan’s dealings with Russia.

"Fostering the Next Generation" Keynote Address by Moushira Khattab

May 01, 2012
The following is the text of the keynote address by Public Policy Scholar Moushira Khattab at the Centre for Development and Population Activities conference co-sponsored by the Middle East Program, “Fostering the Next Generation: Evolving Models of Women’s Leadership in the Middle East” held on April 18, 2012 at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Women Bring Exceptional Skills to Security Mission

Mar 15, 2012
Drawing on an instinct to defend, women are gaining clout in the male-dominated sphere of security policymaking, bringing a unique problem-solving focus to complex challenges, Wilson Center Director, President, and CEO Jane Harman says.

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