2013 Global Conversation

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

Time and Place

Barnard College, New York, New York

Event Details

The WPSP and Barnard College hosted  “A Global Conversation: Why the UN Must Focus on Women’s Leadership” in response to the 68th Session of the UN General Assembly.

As the United Nations convened its 68th General Assembly to tackle some of humanity’s most intractable problems, we explored key issues facing women today. Barnard College, the Women in Public Service Project, and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcomed a panel of UN representatives and global leaders for an evening of dialogue and discussion.

Student Leaders
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—led the distinguished panelists in a Q & A session.

“Because of our membership in the WPSP, one of our students had the opportunity to participate in the ‘Global Conversation’ gathering in New York last September.  She came back to campus and told me she will never look at the world in the same way again.  What more could we ask for from a partnership and an investment?”
– President Dianne Lynch, Stephens College

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