Several prominent speakers have been confirmed for The Women in Public Service Institute at Bryn Mawr College happening this summer.
Confirmed speakers include Alice Rivlin ’52, founding director, Congressional Budget Office; Mary Ellen Iskenderian, president and CEO, Women’s World Banking, and Angela Kane ’70, high representative for disarmament affairs, United Nations.
The Institute is a two-week program for emerging women leaders from post-conflict countries organized by Bryn Mawr and co-sponsored by Bryn Mawr, the U.S. State Department, and the Wilson Center 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: Peacebuilding and Development takes place from July 7-19 and will provide 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.
Delegates attending the Institute will be announced in the weeks ahead.
Students will be holding Institute-related events and blogging about the Institute as part of the Women in Public Service Undergraduate Initiative at Bryn Mawr College.