Women Shaping Globalization: A New Feminism for the 21st Century

February 13, 2001

February 13, 2001
4:30 to 6:30 PM
Reception Following

The School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS)
Kenney Auditorium
1740 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

Women leaders from across the world will examine ways of improving the status of women worldwide in light of the achievements of the women's movement in the last decades of the 20th century. Questions to be discussed include:

  • How do we recreate ourselves and our movement to bring about not only sustainable but equitable development across the globe?
  • How do we strengthen a universal human rights agenda through culturally nuanced communication and implementation?
  • How do we avoid the pitfalls of globalization and maximize the potential of the information revolution?

Azar NafisiAzar Nafisi (Chair): A visiting scholar at the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute and Director of the SAIS Dialogue Project at Johns Hopkins University, Ms. Nafisi has written and lectured widely on the political implications of literature and culture and on the human rights of women and girls.




Mahnaz AfkhamiMahnaz Afkhami - Iran: A leading advocate of women's rights internationally for more than three decades, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa, she is the founder and president of Women's Learning Partnership and former Minister of State for Women's Affairs in Iran.




Angela Glover BlackwellAngela Glover Blackwell - USA: A pioneer in innovative community revitalization and public advocacy, she is currently the founder and president of PolicyLink, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing a new generation of policies that achieve social and economic equity.




Jacqueline PitanguyJacqueline Pitanguy - Brazil: A leading women's rights activist, sociologist and political scientist specializing in public health and gender issues in Latin America, Ms. Pitanguy is the founder and director of Cidadania, Estudo, Pesquisa, Informação e Ação (CEPIA) in Brazil.




Zenebeworke TadesseZenebeworke Tadesse - Ethiopia: A development specialist from Ethiopia, Ms. Tadesse has worked extensively on issues of gender and social policy with various UN agencies and non-governmental organizations in Ethiopia, Zambia, and Senegal, including the Forum for Social Studies in Addis Ababa.

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