JHU SAIS to Host Forum on International Women's Leadership

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) will host a forum, "Leading to Choices: Women's Leadership and Institutional Change," on Thursday, 06/7 from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

The event, co-sponsored by the Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development, and Peace and the Hagop Kevorkian Center at New York University, will feature an international panel of activist leaders who will address new approaches to participatory leadership and institutional transformation for gender equity.

Panelists include:

· Charlotte Bunch - (U.S.) founder and executive director of the Center for Women's Global Leadership

· Ayesha Imam - (Nigeria) founding director of BAOBAB for Women's Human Rights in Nigeria

· Kumi Naidoo - (South Africa) secretary general and CEO of CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation

· Aruna Rao - (India) president of the Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID)

· Mahnaz Afkhami - (Iran/U.S.) founder and president of the Women's Learning Partnership and former minister of State for Women's Affairs in Iran

The forum, free and open to the public, will be held in Kenney Auditorium located on the first floor of the school's Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

For more information, contact Felisa Klubes in the SAIS Public Affairs Office at (202) 663-5626 or fklubes@jhu.edu.

Thursday, May 31, 2001
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Felisa Neuringer Klubes
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(202) 663.5626