Bryn Mawr President Speaks to Ambassadors from Across the Globe at Finnish Embassy Event

Posted January 8th, 2013 at 1:29 pm.

Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe was among the speakers at a recent Washington D.C. event co-hosted by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and the Embassy of Finland.

Ambassadors from across the globe gathered at the Finnish embassy to learn about The Global Women’s Leadership Initiative’s “50 by 50,”campaign, which hopes to see the world achieve gender parity in elected office and government leadership roles by mid-century. Ambassadors were invited to support the “50 by 50” goal through commitments to relevant policies, programs, research, and partnerships.

Additional featured speakers included Jane Harman, director, president, and CEO of the Wilson Center, Finnish Ambassador to the U.S. Ritva Koukku-Ronde, and Rangita de Silva de Alwis, director, Global Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Wilson Center.

McAuliffe spoke as the representative for the colleges involved with the Women in Public Service Initiative (WPSP).

Bryn Mawr will be hosting a WPSP Summer Institute July 7-19. Focused on peace building and development, the institute will provide a forum for shared learning and dialog 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.

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