Public Events

The Honorable Megan Barry of Nashville, Tennessee and the Honorable Libby Schaaf of Oakland, California talked at length about economic development in America’s cities and the importance of inclusion, diversity, and strategies that create jobs while enhancing the quality of life for their citizens. Each panelist tackled tough questions concerning the importance of globalization in our current political climate, how women in leadership is different and necessary, and what they’re doing to combat institutional inequalities

The Women in Public Service Project is pleased to welcome Our Secure Future and the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security to the Wilson Center for a public panel conversation on the current level of men's engagement in Women, Peace and Security and what steps we can take together to encourage more male allies to join the movement.

The impact of women's voices in decisions-making transcends sectors and industries, and few global leaders have more direct experience with this than President Gurib-Fakim. The first woman to be President of Mauritius and one of only four women presidents in Africa, President Gurib-Fakim is also an internationally acclaimed scientist and dedicated advocate for engaging women and girls in STEM innovation.

On July 24, the Women in Public Service Project at the Wilson Center hosted a book event with former Wilson Center Fellow Dr. Marjorie J. Spruill, author of the book Divided We Stand: The Battle Over Women's Rights and Family Values that Polarized American Politics to discuss the findings of her research that led to the publication of this book.

The Women in Public Service Project hosted a conversation with Her Excellency Dr. Joyce Banda, former President of Malawi and Distinguished Fellow at the Wilson Center, and civil society leaders on how to advance women’s leadership in Africa.

The Women in Public Service Project, Plan International USA, and the Environmental Change and Security Program hosted a timely conversation that will highlight major initiatives filling the gender data gap. These efforts seek to connect data to action, catalyzing effective interventions by advocates, policymakers, and implementers and fueling progress toward gender equality.